Tom Coffin is a veteran when it comes to using Smooth-On materials. Since the 70’s he has been using rubber compounds, resins, GFRC, GFRG and other various casting materials for his historic restoration company in New York City which was one of the first companies to utilize GFRC in historic restoration. During his career Tom was a production manager at fine art bronze foundry which utilized Smooth-On rubbers to cast lost wax molds. (read more)
Reynolds – Phoenix customer Cruces Creatives, a non-profit public makerspace and custom fabrication job shop located in Las Cruces, NM is a 12,000 square foot facility that covers woodworking, CNC milling, laser cutting, 3D printing, mold making and casting, and much more to accommodate for creatives. They have helped organizations from prototype to pilot production and run STEAM education programs from grades 4th to college students.
When PPE supplies became short during the COVID- 19 crisis, Cruces Creatives spread the word that they could make masks and face shields for their community. In response, the community reached out with their needs, so testing and production began for sewn facemasks, face shields, and respirators.
Originally the face shields were 3D printed, which proved to be too slow for the high demand as two of the local hospitals needed hundreds and more requests started to come in from nearby cities. After watching the face shields video provided by Smooth-On, they adapted the design to the needs of the users.
In response, the team has provided over 1,500 face shields to medical personnel cast from Smooth-Cast 65D. Smooth-Cast 65D provides strength for repeated use and flexibility for comfort.
To learn more about Cruces Creatives visit www.crucescreatives.org and follow @coffeeandtools on Instagram for updates on their projects.
Reynolds – Phoenix customer R and D Design created this ‘Candyland’ with Candy Canes, Lollipops, Hot Cocoa, Gingerbread, Gumdrops and more. (read more)
Reynolds – Phoenix hosted their annual RAM FAN open house event yesterday, welcoming a full house of customers and friends. (read more)
Reynolds Advanced Materials – Phoenix hosted their latest Basics of Mold Making and Casting Seminar on January 30, 2017 to a larger than life audience of 20+ people.
Reynolds Advanced Materials – Phoenix had the opportunity of a lifetime… to travel back 2500 years.
Reynolds – Phoenix recently hosted their latest seminar covering the Basics of Lifecasting. More than 20 people attended, anxious to learn the skills behind the lifecasting craft. Patrons were able to watch multiple life casts be performed from start to finish, and were also able to have some hands-on experience with the different materials.
Have you heard of Mr. Stubbs? Mr. Stubbs is a 13-year-old alligator that was born without a tail. He currently lives at the Phoenix Herpetological Society, under the care of Debbie Gibson, Vice President of the non-profit organization.
Reynolds – Phoenix recently hosted their Lifecasting and Skin F/X seminar to a sold-out crowd last week. Attendees were able to not only participate in the demonstrations, but were able to make a lifecast themselves! (read more)
Come to the place that makes our guest feel at home, Reynolds Advanced Materials -Phoenix. Our fantastic Reynolds Phoenix staff hosted a great RAM FAN Event the other night. Our facility was packed full with over 100 guests, where they were able to enjoy NEW product demonstrations, food and some tips and tricks from other guests.