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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Jan 23, 2018
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

3DML222 Molding, Multiples & Production 3 cr.

This course covers methods and strategies for making multiples for jewelry-scale metal objects. These include Vulcanized and RTV rubber molding for injection wax; production methods for lost wax casting; hydraulic and arbor press methods for cutting blanks and pressing 3 dimensional forms; stamping dies (RT method) for cutting multiple shapes; chemical milling (etching from both sides) for cutting complex shapes, jigs and fixtures for repeatable operations (drilling, soldering, shaping); assembly techniques including soldering and cold-connecting. Finishing techniques including tumbling with various media. Participating students will be asked to make several series of jewelry-scale objects. Each series will need to be made in at least enough quantity to provide each student in the class with an example to keep.

Hybrid Studio/Critique