The Plastics Shop (Room 117) is a well-equipped space that provides students with access to the facilities and equipment required for plastic fabrication. Processes undertaken in the Plastics Shop include:
- Cutting (table saw, band saws liquid cooled and dry cut, shear, panel saw, chop saw)
- Abrasive shaping (dry and wet belt sanding, spindle sanding)
- Machining (milling machine, lathes, drill press, jointer, routing)
- Vacuum forming
- Heat forming and bending
- Vacuum degassing
- Pressure casting
The Plastics Shop is now closed. Please check back soon for Spring/Summer 2013 schedule.
Consumable materials can be purchased from technicians or class assistants during open studio hours. Please check studio and shop schedules in order to ensure you are not interrupting a class when you go to buy materials. Materials can only be bought using OCAD U tickets. Tickets can be purchased from the Cashier, Monday to Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Cashier is located in the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street, Level 1.
The following materials are readily available for students to purchase:
Acrylic; clear, translucent, opaque
Low/high density polyethylene
100% recycled post consumer polyethylene
Expanded polystyrene foam (blue insulation)
High Density Polyethylene
Polyester: clear, general purpose, gelcoat
Silastic M Silicone Rubber
4176-977-6000, Ext. 244
Welcome all spring/summer 2013 students! Only those students enrolled in studio courses have access to the shops and studios during the summer months.
Please check individual studio pages for updated schedules.
Thank you to all who participated in TOOLBOX 2012!
A celebration of studio based education
Wednesday, November 7 & Thursday, November 8