Mold Making and Casting for Prototypes, Costume and More from Smooth-On & Reynolds of Boston


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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm



This no-cost mold making and casting seminar will introduce attendees to a new world of material possibility and how to work with rubbers, plastics, foams and gypsums.


These materials are used for a variety of applications including:

  • Reproducing Sculpture
  • Casting Concrete
  • Prototype Model Making
  • Theatrical Props
  • Architectural Restoration
  • Life Casting
  • Robotics
  • Medical
  • Toy Making
  • Movie Special Effects
  • Culinary
  • Casting Wax.

Focus will be on demonstrating processes/materials which are useful for products and prototypes as well as materials that can be used to make an amazing Halloween costume.

Seminar will include live demonstration, instruction on mold making and Q&A, during the approximately two hour presentation.

This demonstration and teaching session is offered in partnership with Reynolds Advanced Materials / Smooth-On (manufacturer of casting materials). Part of MakeHaven's Prototype to Product Pipeline event series; events and activities that help inventors learn how to make a prototype then grow it into a successful product.

Registration required to ensure seating.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Open to all.

Real name: 
J.R. Logan


Instructor Bio: 

J.R. is a cofounder and executive director of MakeHaven, a nonprofit makerspace and FabLab in New Haven, Connecticut.  J.R. has a history of nonprofit leadership at United Way, in New Haven he currently serves on the board of the Eli Whitney Museum and Elm City Innovation Collaborative. He has been involved in local environmental initiatives and is an advocate for urban river restoration and access. He has earned a master's degree in Public Affairs from the School and Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University with a focus on nonprofit management.

When capacity of event is full you may join the Waiting List. For online events a link to join the session will be automatically emailed after registration.