The Casting Yard gives students a space to work without the burden of perfect tidiness. The Making Complex HAS an adequate amount of tools and equipment to aid in the preparation of mold-part processes.


PURPOSE

The yard outside of the workshop is reserved for working with fluid-based material, such as Concretes and Plasters. Within the gated zone marked for casting, students are free to work preparing and casting molds. The remaining yard is open to being reserved by Faculty for larger studio builds.

The space simply comprises of a collection of outdoor work tables, access to a hose/faucet and trash bin for disposal of unused material.

HARDWARE

 

CEMENT MIXER

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COLLOMIX X0-1

  • For preparing cement slurries
  • Max. of 10 gallons
 

CONCRETE MIXER

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YARDMAX MIXER

  • For preparing concrete mixes
  • Max. of 1.6 cubic feet
 

HOSE

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  • Used for material preparation and cleaning
  • located outside SHOP entry
 

USE REQUIREMENT

  1. Completion of Wood Lab orientation.

POLICY REMINDERS

Any students needing to work with fluid based materials must use the Casting Yard for all production.

CONCRETE AND PLASTER IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR USE OUTSIDE OF THE CASTING YARD

All remaining material must be disposed of in the marked drums.

Casting projects must be kept clean and consolidated to ensure others have space to work.

Making Complex staff do not clean up after students.

Casting Yard can only be used during regular Making Complex operating hours.

SERVICES

Orientations - The Making Complex offers machine specific training to it's users on the first six weekends of each semester. Continue to the Orientations page to learn about any prerequisites and instructions on how to sign up.

Technique Demonstrations - WSOA Faculty can request technique demonstrations for their students by email their facility's manager.