Basics of Mold Making & Casting Seminar

Chicago, IL

These full-day seminars will cover the basics of moldmaking and casting. We use slides, videos and demonstrations of various techniques and materials to maximize your learning experience. Questions about your projects are welcome. Reynolds provides lunch and light refreshments. Due to the popularity of our seminars, slots are booked on a first-paid, first-in basis. Class size will not be increased.

Event Details

When: April 11, 2024; 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where: 2600 Lexington Street, Broadview 60155
Cost: $75.00 Per Person
  *Includes Lunch and FREE Pourable Silicone Starter Kit

Important: Must be 18 years or older to participate. In demonstrating techniques for mold making and casting, we emphasize safety and provide adequate ventilation in our classroom. However, we use materials that may affect certain individuals. If you are pregnant, suffer from breathing disorders (such as asthma) or are sensitized to urethane or epoxy resins, you should not take this class.

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Presented in an easy-to-understand Slideshow/Demo format, this seminar will introduce you to:

  • Different Materials Available for Making Molds
  • Different Mold Making Techniques
  • Once You Have Your Mold, What Can You Pour Into It To Make a Copy
  • Casting Options – Make Your Plastic Castings Look Like Metal, Wood, Stone and More!
  • Secrets to Being Successful in Using These Materials

Making a rubber mold of an original model allows you to make one or more perfect reproductions of that original. Molds are used daily for hundreds of applications including:

  • Reproducing Sculpture
  • Casting Plaster
  • Casting Resin
  • Candle Making
  • Prototype Model Making
  • Movie Special Effects

…and much more!

Terms & Conditions

  1. Reynolds Advanced Materials seminars are for adults and you must be 18 years of age or older to attend.
  2. Potential Risks: In using featured materials and watching material demonstrations, we use aerosol release agents, urethane compounds containing isocyanates, epoxy compounds containing amines and other products that may be harmful to certain individuals. Although we emphasize safety, observe all recommended safety precautions and provide adequate ventilation in our classroom, you should not take this class if you suffer from asthma or other breathing disorders. Those who are allergic/sensitized to isocyanates or amines should not take this course. If you desire further information concerning any other aspect of the event before deciding whether you wish to attend, please contact us in writing. Otherwise, by submitting this Registration Form you agree that you have assumed all risks associated with participating in the seminar.
  3. Special Needs: If you have a handicap and require special assistance, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate within the context of our industrial setting, materials used and space limitations. We require 30 days advance written notice if you need an accommodation and may require you to accept placement in a future class in order to comply with your request. Please e-mail the Branch Manager at the Reynolds Advanced Materials location hosting the materials event.
  4. Appropriate Dress: please wear long pants (no shorts) and closed-toed footwear (no sandals).
  5. Instruction is given in English. Simultaneous translation by another person is distracting and not allowed.
  6. Appropriate Conduct: we operate a "harassment-free" environment. Attendees are required to be respectful and courteous to others at all times. Anyone exhibiting rude, disruptive or other behavior deemed inappropriate by seminar administrators may be asked to vacate the premises without a refund.
  7. No Audio/Video Recording During Instruction Sessions: No audio, photography or videography with cameras, video cameras, cell phone cameras or other electronic recording devices are permitted during instructional sessions. You can photo/video our facilities during breaks, etc.
  8. Cell Phones on Silent: Phone conversations are prohibited during instruction sessions in the classroom. Please keep your phone on silent during presentations and leave the classroom area if you want to make or receive a call.
  9. Permission to Use Your Likeness: By enrolling in our class you hereby grant Reynolds Advanced Materials and its affiliated companies permission to use your voice, written statements and likeness (including photographs and videos) in any form or media, at any time, for promotional and related purposes, including, for example, use in any publications, trade publications, press releases, advertisements, literature, websites, social media, signage and other marketing or public relations materials of any kind, without further permission, notice, payment or other consideration.
  10. Drug Policy: we maintain a drug free environment and prohibit illegal drugs on our premises.
  11. Smoking Policy: no one may smoke in any part of the building or within 50 ft. (16m) of exterior the building. We also do not allow "vape" pens in our facility.
  12. Firearms / Weapons Policy: Firearms and weapons of any type are expressly prohibited anywhere on our premises.
  13. Meals & Refreshments: Because of the nature and size of our training classes, we regrettably cannot honor special requests for dietary accommodations.
  14. Refund Policy: Refunds will not be made for any reason.
  15. Warranty: Reynolds Advanced Materials offers this seminar for general demonstrative and informational purposes only. Reynolds Advanced Materials does not warrant that students will be able to use materials or techniques successfully for any project or application. If compatibility between the training as described in marketing brochures, website, etc. and your project/application goals are in doubt, you should speak with a Reynolds Advanced Materials sales technician or branch manager before purchasing the seminar to help determine if the experience is appropriate for you.

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