McComsey Career Development Center
Visual Arts : Neon

Processes, Techniques and Specific Knowledge Areas

__Safety with electricity and materials
__Fundamental bending to pattern and sealing (double-backing, elbow bending, drop bending)
__Processing tubing, vacuuming, and adding rare gases
__Interior/exterior installation procedures
__Design concepts
__Lamp design

Materials, Equipment and Technology

__Bending and sealing tools: ribbon burner, vacuum manifold, hand torch, crossfire burner
__Manifold
__High voltage transformers
__Gases: argon, neon
__Lead glass tubing