Facilities and resources

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 and software

  • four 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 and equipment

  • enameling kilns (16x16x11", 6x6x6", 4x4x5")
  • broad array of types and colors of enamel

Forging room and equipment

  • 200+ stakes, various sizes
  • 100+ hammers, various shapes and sizes
  • annealing torches
  • stump-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