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Re: Very cool casting material!

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From: Woody Duncan (wduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Jul 05 2001 - 04:31:46 PDT


They have a web site at
        http://www.benco.com/
But I could not find out much about the
product or it's price. They seem to deal
in all sorts of dental supplies.
                                Woody in KC

> artrageous@bigfoot.com wrote:
>
> Today I checked out the summer camp where I'll be teaching next week,
> and looked around at some of the projects that 1st session teachers
> were doing. One that really knocked my socks off was a casting
> project in which the kids were making plaster casts of their
> fingers/hands. I couldn't believe the detail (I swear you could have
> gotten fingerprints off of these) and asked how they did them.
>
> The teacher said she was using a dental impression material called
> "Quala Alginate" from a dental supply company called BENCO, and
> stressed to get "normal set" rather than "quick set." Apparently this
> is the material that's used to make impressions of teeth. When it
> hardens, it's almost like thick....jello, I guess.

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