Class Signup

Back to TechShop DC-Arlington Class Catalog

WKS1239: Aluminum Casting with a Kiln
Class Number 1532-109873

In this workshop, you will cast a small object from a hand-cut foam mold. Aluminum ingots will be heated to 1500 degrees in our small kiln while students carve their molds out of foam blocks. Your instructor will discuss pattern design, mold troubleshooting and, most importantly, safety.

Molten aluminum will be handled, so participants must wear leather footwear (preferably boots), long sleeves and pants.

This class will NOT clear you to use the kiln for metal casting, as this is an extremely dangerous activity. Once you have taken this workshop, you will be approved to bring molds you have designed to our once-monthly casting event. Molds will be collected by our staff and will be cast during off-hours in the shop. Students can observe the casting if they wish; castings will be left in the shop to cool, and students will be emailed when they are ready for pickup!

Prerequisites: None!

Basic materials will be provided.

Minimum age: 18

  • Mandatory: Closed-toe shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather long sleeved shirt, and natural fiber or leather long pants

  • Advised: Leather boots

TechShop Location: TechShop DC-Arlington
Room / Area:
Instructor: Tony Ritchie
Class Date: Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Class Length: 3 Hours
Member Price: $90.00 Note: Active membership badge required at class check in.
Non-member Price: $115.00
Lab Fee: None
Age Range: 18 and Up
Min. Students: 2
Max Students: 4
Current Students: 4
Seats Left: 0
Sorry, this Class is Full! But We Have Another "Aluminum Casting with a Kiln" Class with Seats Still Available:

Thursday, 10/19/2017 Aluminum Casting with a Kiln