Technical Demonstration

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On September 6th our studio had the opportunity to meet with some of the knowledgeable employees of Wilsonart.  The day started with coffee, donuts, and gifts, then proceeded to more exciting events.  To most people learning about laminate it may sound dull, however when you are teaching a class of aspiring Industrial Designers about a new material, it can get a little wild.  The fun didn’t stop after Rico’s brief presentation about everything laminate because the wonderful men who has been sent to us came with power tools, laminate, adhesives, etc.

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Time to get our hands dirty.  Our class broke into four groups and used the products that were generously donated by Wilsonart to practice our technique for the competition.  We tested a variety of adhesives; spray can adhesives, roll-on adhesives, water-based adhesives, and pressurized canisters that shot out pink webs of adhesive.  We were given demonstrations by people with experience, and even had an interesting talk about the financial aspects of selling adhesives.

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Tommy is teaching students to line up the laminates to the cube. The demonstrations from today made us even more excited about the competition.  We can’t wait to see what is next.  A big thank you to everyone who came down to help us today!

By Kasey Rowe

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