Metalsmithing/Jewelry Facilities and Equipment

3,800 square foot studio divided into 7 rooms

Beginning Room

  • Work space for 16 students
  • Patina area
  • Soldering area
  • Plate shear
  • Small drill press
  • Stakes, hammers, handtools
  • Anvil

Advanced Room

  • Workspace for 16 students
  • Soldering area- gas/air torches, mini torch, acetylene torch with Smith handpiece and tips
  • Anvil
  • Aluminum anodizing bath, titanium anodizing
  • Galvanic etching baths
  • Uni-mat lathe
  • Casting area
    • Centrifugal casting machine
    • Vacuum casting machine
    • Two Burnout Ovens
    • Oxy-gas torch
    • Electo-Melt

Metalsmithing room

  • Two rolling mills
  • Gas fluxer
  • Large smithing stakes
  • Many specialized hammers and forming stakes
  • Box bender
  • Variety of Di-Arco sheet metal tools
  • Metal spinning lathe
  • Portable gas fired forge  
  • Basic blacksmithing equipment

Plating/electro-forming room

  • Large Copper electro-forming tank
  • Plating baths for silver, gold, nickel

Mill Room

  • 5 computer workstations equipped with Matrix 3D software ( jewelry-specific CAD software)
  • Revo 5 axis CNC milling machine
  • Graver Mach AT – pneumatic engraving and stone setting machine
  • Maker Bot 3-D printer
  • Orion Micro Welder

Finishing room

  • Hydraulic pressing
  • Deep draw equipment
  • Bead blaster
  • Dual speed exhausted buffers
  • Belt sanders
  • Grinder
  • Stake polishing machines
  • Pressure pot for resin casting

Enameling facility

  • Work space for twelve students
  • Four kilns

On-site supply store (operated by the student Metalsmithing organization, Alpha Rho Gamma)

  • Offers kits and materials specific to each metals course.

Modest library of books, exhibition catalogues and videos and a   catalogue collection of 2,000 slides

Graduate student studios

  • Individual studio spaces for 5 graduate students

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