Metal Laboratory

Metal laboratory

Malūnų str. 3, Vilnius

Head of laboratory Ramūnas Alminas 

Mob. 8 620 53212 ramunas.alminas@vda.lt
Specialist for practical training of students Jonas Gencevičius Mob. 8 610 03108  

In the Metal Laboratory, students of all departments of the Vilnius Academy of Arts can implement their creative ideas by applying various metal processing technologies. Welding, cutting, bending, drilling, grinding, turning, milling works are possible, constructing, modeling spatial art objects and structures. In the foundry room it is possible to make gypsum or silicone negative molds of small objects, wax sculpture models and cast them in bronze or in aluminum.

Laboratory equipment

Welding equipment:

  • MIG/MAG welding machine (semi-automatic);
  • TIG welding machine;
  • MMA welding machine;
  • mobile spot welding machine;
  • plasma cutting machine;
  • gas (oxygen, propane) welding equipment;
  • soldering equipment;
  • welding table (with supports and clamps).

Metalworking machines:

  • metal lathes;
  • combined metal milling and drilling machine;
  • metal belt grinding machine;
  • grinding - sharpening machine;
  • metal band saw cutting machine;
  • profile rolling machine;
  • manual armature bending machine;
  • pipe bending machines (manual,hydraulic).

Metal casting equipment:

  • electric heating kilns (molds burning, heating crucibles);
  • electric metal melting furnace.

In the laboratory, students can use a variety of portable hand-held power tools, hand-held metalworking tools. There is a screw compressor with an air preparation system as well. Up to four students can work in the laboratory premises at the same time. VAA employees can use the laboratory premises and equipment for creative purposes, compatible with the study process.

Metal laboratory work rules