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Metal Clay

Metal Clay is a new and unique material

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Metal Clay

Metal Clay

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Starter Kits
Product Description
About Metal Clay
Metal Clay is a new and unique material suitable for both GCSE and A Level Design & Technology, and Art courses.

Metal Clay - Silver
Metal Clay is a modern material and already revolutionising what jewellers and designers can create in solid silver without the need for casting equipment. Despite its name, Metal Clay is not ‘clay’ at all, but a paste made from fine ground particles of pure silver, organic binder and water. It works like traditional clay so can be moulded and sculpted in the usual way, or reduced with water into a ‘slip’ consistency for joining pieces together, or filling small cracks.

The ‘magic’ happens when the design is fired. The water evaporates and the organic binder burns away leaving a 99% pure solid silver piece. As such, it can be hallmarked as Fine Silver and (if needs be) can be silver-soldered. Care needs to be taken with any heat process like this, but the materials themselves are non-toxic.

For small projects, firing can be done with a torch and only takes a couple of minutes. Larger pieces should be kiln fired for even heating.

Once fired the silver metal clay appears white (the natural colour for silver) and must be polished. A stainless-steel brush will achieve a fine matt finish which can then be worked into a high lustre using a burnisher or polishing mop. Even easier is to polish by tumbling in a barrel polisher/tumbler with water, a little soap and some stainless steel shot. This technique has the added advantage of work-hardening the silver to strengthen it – important for delicate items such as rings.

Metal Clay – Bronze and Copper
This metal clay contains bronze or copper instead of silver. As such, it is a cheaper alternative – ideal for school use where budgets may be tight.

Metal Clay In Education
TechSoft are always looking for new and innovative products to help students get even more benefit from our CAD/CAM resources. These metal clays provide an excellent opportunity for creating ‘clever’ projects of high-value using laser-cut or milled 2D moulds. 3D moulds can be created using even our smallest CNC milling machine and softer materials such as modelling wax makes an ideal mould-material. Projects are likely to be small so costs can be controlled and throughput can be manageable for individual or groups of students. By using CAD/CAM for mould making, designs can be thoroughly checked in CAD and any number of moulds can be made using small amounts of cheaper material before committing to the metal clay. Metal clay is an excellent material for free-hand modelling but the use of moulds allows for tighter control and limits the chance for wastage.

Precious Metal Clay

The chosen design is created in TechSoft Design V3, SolidWorks or taken from a 3D scanned image. Any TechSoft/Roland CNC mill is then used to produce a mould or pattern. In this case a pattern is being milled from machining wax.

Precious Metal Clay

A flexible mould is produced from the pattern by hand-forming moulding compound around it. The compound sets quickly making for uninterrupted progress.

Precious Metal Clay

The metal clay is pressed into the mould, allowed to dry, carefully removed, and then thoroughly dried in a warm place before torch or kiln firing. This model has simply been brush-finished and awaits burnishing and polishing.
Starter Kits
Basic Starter Kit
Precious Metal Clay Basic Starter Kit
Precious Metal Clay Starter Kit containing a PMC Beginners Tools Set, Blow Torch and 5.6g PMC3 Silver Clay Tool set Tool set contains 10 needle files, brass brush, spatula, plastic workmat, rubber block, soldering block (150 x 100 x 25mm), 2 reusable moulding compound blocks, 2 pairs of height strips, drying mesh and 2 sponge pads
Fossil Making Kit (Class Set)
Fossil Making Kit (Class Set)
Fossil Making Kit (Class Set) inc. 10 x PMC3 7g packs, 2 x stainless steel brushes for polishing, 10 x workmats, butane gas torch, torch firing block, olive oil spray, 4 x paintbrushes, 2 x clay shapers, fine sandpaper, large mould compound, rubber black, real fossils
Order Code: PMC-KITF
Basic Student Kit
Basic Student Kit
This 11 piece complete kit will give your students all the basic tools they need for working with metal clay.

We've kept the kit compact and economical, focused on the most important tools. It contains reusable tools only, and no consumables like sanding pads or pro-polishing pads.
Basic Student Kit, 11 piece.
(incs Non-stick hardwearing working sheet 10x10cm, 1mm pair of spacers/thickness guide, 1.5mm pair of spacers/thickness guide, Roller, Paint brush, Small mister spray bottle, 2 x Diamond dishes - use one to cover clay whilst working, and one for water, oil, or any other use you can think of, 1.5mm drill bit, Brass brush, Burnisher with wooden handle (curved or straight tip))
Order Code: PMC-KITBAS1
Bronze Clay
This Bronze Clay is a clay-like material which turns into pure, solid bronze when fired in a kiln (this clay can not be fired with a torch). It is a mixture of micron sized bronze powder, water and organic binder. It can be formed by hand, rolled into a sheet or a rope. It can be moulded, textured, even turned on a potter's wheel. The clay can be fired with most lab-created gemstones (cubic zirconias), pre-tested natural stones, glass beads, ceramic and porcelain.

When the clay is fired in a kiln, the organic binder evaporates and burns away and you’re left with pure, solid bronze. Brush it, if needed pickle it to remove any fire-scale and finally polish.

You can create unique jewellery, ornaments, hollow ware, statutes, sculptures and many other decorative objects. Combine it with your imagination and let your fingers do the rest!

This clay only shrinks 5%!
Bronze Clay (50g)
Order Code: PMC-CLB-50
Bronze Clay (100g)
Order Code: PMC-CLB-100
Bronze Clay Syringe
Order Code: PMC-SYRINB10
Silver Clay
Art Clay Silver allows easy moulding and slow drying, whilst making firing at low temperature possible. Thus making it suitable for combining with glass and porcelain, and allowing torch and gas hob firings.

The clay has great workability and a long working time. It retains and accepts moisture easily, which means it is easier to keep supple and much easier to reconstitute if it dries.

Fire with kiln, torch, or gas stove. Using a kiln the recommended time and temperatures are 30 minutes at 650°C on a continuum to only 5 minutes at 800°C.

Shrinkage is 8-9%.
Silver Art Clay 7g
Order Code: PMC-CL4-7
Silver Art Clay 10g
Order Code: PMC-CL4-10
Silver Art Clay 20g
Order Code: PMC-CL4-20
Silver Art Clay 50g
Order Code: PMC-CL4-50
PMC3 Paste
Order Code: PMC-PASTE
Art Clay Silver Paste, 20gm
Order Code: PMC-PASTE2
Class Packs of Silver Clay
Class Pack of Silver Clay
10 x Individually sealed 10gm packs. Available for class use only. Comes with no retail packaging or instructions.
Silver Art Clay Class Pack, 10 x 10gm packs
Order Code: PMC-CL4-10PK
Moulding Compound
This siligum 2 part silicone moulding compound can be used with metal clay, polymer clay, plaster, resin, and even low melting metals and waxes. 100g will produce an absolute minimum of 50 casts (used with metal clay it seems to last forever).

To use, mix equal parts of the two colours until they become one even colour. Press onto the texture or shape you want to capture. Let cure for about 5 minutes. When you can press a finger nail into the compound without it leaving a mark, it is ready to de-mould. Let rest for about 5-10 minutes before use.
Moulding Compound 100g
Order Code: PMC-MC-100
Moulding Compound 300g
Order Code: PMC-MC-300
Non-Stick Balm
Non Stick Balm
This slippery non-stick balm is perfect for metal clay, textures, and moulds! Keep metal clay from sticking to your hands! Formulated to condition skin while leaving hands feeling dry and grease-less. Also great for tools while working working with wet clay.
Non Stick Balm (2oz)
Order Code: PMC-BALM1
Cutters and Moulds
Pack of 12 assorted shaped Cutters. Contains circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle, teardrop, almond, raindrop, heart, diamond, flower and star. Sizes range from 11mm - 21mm
Order Code: PMC-CUTPK1
Pk of 5 Heart Cutters. Assorted Sizes 7x7mm-27x27mm
Order Code: PMC-CUTHRT5
Pk of 6 Oval-shaped Cutters. Assorted Sizes 6x13.5mm-39x32mm
Order Code: PMC-CUTOV6
Pk of 6 Square Cutters
Order Code: PMC-CUTSQ6
Pk of 6 Rectangular Cutters
Order Code: PMC-CUTRT6
Pk of 7 Star-shaped Cutters. Assorted Sizes 10-65mm
Order Code: PMC-CUTST7
Pk of 3 Teardrop Cutters. Assorted Sizes 35m, 54mm, 67mm
Order Code: PMC-CUTTD3
Textured Metal Plate - Daisy. 30 x 5cm
Textured Metal Plate - Wood Grain. 30 x 5cm
Seashore Mould
Flowers Mould
Fancy Hearts Moulds
Torch - Self Ignition & Lock
Torch Block
Stainless Steel Wire Brush - Standard Bristle
Brass Brush (long bristle)
150g Picklean (for removing firescale from metals such as copper, bronze and silver)
Sandpaper (Pack of 5)
Order Code: PMC-SANDP5
6 Rubber Mats - Square
Order Code: PMC-MATRUB6
Pack of 6 clean up / carving tools. Double ended
Order Code: PMC-TOOLC6
Clay Shaper
Order Code: PMC-TOOLWIP2
Metal Burnisher
Tumbler Kit (includes Mixed Stainless Steel Shot & Tumbler Soap)
Silver Solder Paste Syringe (1/4 Tray Ounce (Flow point: 718°C, Melt point: 671°C))
Silver Solder Paste Syringe (1/2 Tray Ounce (Flow point: 718°C, Melt point: 671°C))
Silver Solder Paste Syringe (1/4 Tray Ounce (Flow point: 652ºC, Melt point: 618°C))
Silver Solder Paste Syringe (1/2 Tray Ounce (Flow point: 652ºC, Melt point: 618°C))
PMC + sheet (square)
Spacer & Roller Set
Order Code: PMC-SPROLL
Work Mat
Order Code: PMC-MAT
Hand Drill Set
Order Code: PMC-DRILLH
Olive Oil Dispenser
Order Code: PMC-DISP1
Evenheat Set Pro Kiln
Evenheat Set Pro Kiln
* Evenheat Set Pro Kiln no longer available, however accessories are still available.