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Fabrication Studio: Plastics Shop

EOT Access Plastics-2019 


The Plastics Shop (temporarily located in MCA 316 until December 31, 2019) 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, chop saw)
  • Abrasive shaping (dry and wet belt sanding, spindle sanding)
  • Machining (milling machine, lathes, drill press, routing)
  • Vacuum forming
  • Heat forming and bending
  • Buffing/polishing


The following materials are readily available for students to purchase:

Sheet materials

  • Acrylic: clear, translucent, opaque
  • Polycarbonate
  • Co Polyester/Vivak/Uvex
  • Styrene
  • Low/high-density polyethylene
  • 100% recycled post-consumer polyethylene
  • UHMW polyethylene
  • Phenolic
  • ABS
  • Urethane foam
  • Expanded polystyrene foam (blue insulation)
  • Fiberglass/carbon fibre


  • Acrylic
  • Polycarbonate
  • UHMW polyethylene
  • High-density polyethylene
  • Teflon
  • Nylon

See the Buying Materials page for purchasing details.

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As part of the Fabrication Studio Renovations the Plastics Shop will be relocated to MCA 316 until January 2020. View the Fabrication Studios Renovation Details for more information.

Please contact with any additional questions.


John Diessel
4176-977-6000, Ext. 244
Office: MCA 316