Sold Out: Introduction to Metalcasting

Friday, January 28, 2022 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Building 4, 4-006
182 MEMORIAL DR (REAR), Cambridge, MA 02139

Offered by Shaymus Hudson. Students in this class will learn the techniques necessary for lost wax coating of metals. They will first make models of the items to be cast – either by sculpting wax into the desired shape, or by casting wax into a rubber mold of an existing object. They will then build ceramic shells around the models, burn out the wax, and cast molten bronze into the resulting mold. If time permits, the basics of sand casting will also be covered. Class length is 2 hours every day for five days and will be offered three times over IAP. Three sessions conducted over the length of IAP, of two hours each day over one work week (five days). No prerequisites. Advanced signup required; signup deadline Dec. 31, 2021.

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE)


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