Facilities

All undergraduate and graduate students are provided with their own 30 x 60" workbenches with torch, ventilation and storage. Each class year has its own room with sink, pickle, rolling mill and tool cabinet.

Computer Equipment + Software

  • 4 PC workstations with ArtCAM Jewelsmith software, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Office and internet access
  • Dedicated internet/supply ordering computer
  • Flatbed scanner
  • Bulk slide scanner
  • CAD/CAM
  • CNC milling machines
  • CNC rotary attachment tables
  • 3D probe scanner
  • Use of PC lab with 14 seats and digital projector

Casting Equipment

  • Burnout kiln
  • Auto centrifuge
  • Wax injector
  • Mold vulcanizers
  • Bell jar vacuum table
  • Alloying electromelts
  • Ingot molds
  • Oxygen/acetylene casting torch

Lapidary Equipment

  • Lap saw
  • Lap drum sanders
  • Grinding wheel
  • Faceting machine
  • Diamond drill

Enameling Room + Equipment

  • Enameling kilns (16 x 16 x 11", 6 x6 x 6", 4 x 4 x 5")
  • Broad array of types and colors of enamel

Forging Room + Equipment

  • 200+ stakes, various sizes
  • 100+ hammers, various shapes and sizes
  • Annealing torches
  • Stum-mounted vices
  • Anvils
  • Jump shear
  • Beverly shear

Electroforming Equipment

  • Copper electroforming tanks with digital rectifiers
  • Spray booth for conductive paint

Machine Room

  • Band saws
  • Drill presses
  • 12" Disk sander
  • Spindle sander
  • Belt sander
  • Slip roller
  • 12" Finger brake
  • Engine lathe
  • Mini lathe
  • Electric rolling mill
  • Polishing machines
  • Bench grinder
  • Pneumatic grinding tools
  • Sand blaster

Additional Facilities

  • Dedicated room for elective classes
  • Dedicated pitch booth and torch
  • Hall display cases
  • Slide archives
  • Draw horse
  • Fusion welder
  • Magnetic finishing machine
  • Vibratory tumbler
  • Ultrasonic cleaner
  • Photo lights
  • Hydraulic press
  • Light table
  • Mini torches

 

 

 

Jewelry + Metalsmithing Foreground Image 2
Melissa Tyson, Etching Series, sterling silver, copper