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PMC3 Silver Clay

 Technical Fact Sheet

 What is the Difference?

Precious Metal Clay is now available In  different versions called  PMC3.  Each is sold in the form of a lump, and PMC3 is also sold as syringe, paste. Art Clay also is available in three versions, Art Clay, Art Clay Slow Dry, and ArtClay650. Here are a few frequently asked questions about the full range of PMC products. 

* Why six products? Do I need all 6?

Each version has its unique benefits: 

PMC Original has ideal workability and a relatively high shrinkage that allows wonderful detail.

PMC+ , Art Clay and Art Clay Slow Dry fire very quickly and result in a dense and durable material. they also allow for firing at three different temperatures. the lowest of which allows including glass and some gems that cant be fired hotter.

PMC3 and ArtClay fire at an even lower temperature (1110 F and 1200 for artclay650) which allows sterling and stainless findings to be imbedded. Alternative, low tech firing devices become possible like stove top firing.

 Not every artist will need all three versions. Some people find a preference and stick with it, while others use different materials depending on the nature of their work.

 How do they do It? In the end is it all silver?

 Yes, all three versions yield the same metal, 100% silver. The difference is not in the ingredients but in the shape of the particles. Original PMC is made with flake‑like particles that allow room for the binder, which gives the material its workability. PMC+ is made with a particle with more neatly defined edges. This allows for quicker fusing and a denser material. Notice that the spaces between particles are smaller ‑ this will result in more durable jewelry. The newest member of the team, PMC3, uses particles that are even smaller than the silver dust used in the other versions. The denser packing allows this material to fuse at a lower temperature.

 Practical Comparisons

Everyone's experience will differ and there is no substitute for your own experimentation. Here Is the relevant information side by side. along with some general recommendations. The choice of which version of PMC to use will be determined by your work habits, the firing equipment available and the time available.

For maximum strength Fire at 1650F for two hours.

the above Information is from the PMC Guild and Art clay world.

  • New

    PMC Classic The Original PMC Shrinks 30%

    $66.50

    PMC Classic Original Clay 1 oz / 31 gram

    A classic is back for a limited time! PMC®, the silver clay that started it all, has brought back a new and improved formula of the popular original silver PMC: PMC Classic™. 

    PMC Original must be kiln fired and may need to be supported during firing. Fire on a bed of alumina hydrate, or vermiculite.

    With a softer, more malleable formula than the original, the updated PMC® Classic™ still delivers the signature, 25–30% shrink rate—the highest of any metal clay on the market—that makes it so versatile. There are many design applications that take advantage of the higher shrinkage. Use PMC Classic as a partner to PMC+™ or PMC3™; using first low-shrink, then high-shrink varieties in the same mold, you can create a pendant and smaller, perfectly matching earring drops, charms or like components. Carve or engrave the higher-shrinkage classic prior to firing, then enjoy the fine, intricate result once the piece is shrinks, preserving—and miniaturizing—the patterns or designs created in the unfired clay. Like all PMC varieties, this formula is completely compatible with other PMC formulas; when firing different formulas together, follow the longer/higher-temperature firing schedule.

    This package contains 31.1g of metal.


    Specifications:

    • Size : 40.5 grams
    • Brand : PMC
    • Form : Clay
    • Shrinkage : 25–30%
    • Country of origin : Japan

    Additional Specifications:

    • Composition: Metal powder (90%), water and organic binder (10%)
      Color: Pickle white
      Physical Properties:
      • Firing temperature: 1,650°F (900°C) for two hours.
      • Melting point: 1,762°F (960°C)
  • PMC AQUA (Softener for Metal Clays)

    $9.95

    PMC AQUA (SOFTENER FOR METAL CLAY)

    This hydration solution from PMC® restores your metal clay (any metal clay) to optimal working consistency—even if you inadvertently use a bit too much. This formula is superior to using distilled water and avoids the pasty result that water can produce. This special formulation not only rehydrates slightly over-dried clay but is ideal for restoring completely dried-out clay. When used to rehydrate your clay, PMC Aqua is also extends its working life and, when used with PMC Flex™ clay, Aqua creates a "super-flex" clay that offers even more working time. Use this solution to create your own clay sheets or clay slip, too, allowing you to more easily create weaves and woven designs.


    This solution is delivered in a convenient two-way dispenser lid; dispense by the drop or pour out larger amounts. 


    Specifications:

    • Brand : PMC
    • Size : 10ml
    • Country of origin : Japan



  • Silver PMC3 Clay 5 Grams

    $12.35

    Silver PMC3 Clay 5 Grams 

    PMC3 fires at the lowest temperature (1290 F) which not only allows firing glass or perhaps sterling, but means alternative low firing devices such as stovetop or torch become available. 

    When fired at 1,650° for two hours, PMC3™ is the strongest fine silver metal clay available. It has a finer, smoother composition that’s easy to work with and manipulate. You can also embed findings with confidence--firing at a low temperature means they won’t be heat-damaged. PMC3 is suitable for torch-firing as well as kiln-firing.

  • Silver PMC3 Clay 15 Grams

    $30.88

    Silver PMC3 Clay 15 Grams 

    PMC3 fires at the lowest temperature (1290 F) which not only allows firing glass or perhaps sterling, but means alternative low firing devices such as stovetop or torch become available. 

    When fired at 1,650° for two hours, PMC3™ is the strongest fine silver metal clay available. It has a finer, smoother composition that’s easy to work with and manipulate. You can also embed findings with confidence--firing at a low temperature means they won’t be heat-damaged. PMC3 is suitable for torch-firing as well as kiln-firing.

  • PMC3 Starter Kit

    Starting at: $2.25

  • Silver PMC3 Jar 15 Grams SLIP

    $30.88

    Silver PMC3 Jar 15 Grams SLIP

    Silver Slip (PMC3 15g Slip (paste)) is used for joining fired or unfired clay, coating ceramic bisque or organic objects Glue unfired PMC pieces together. Fill in cracks of unfired pieces. Draw patterns. Paint directly onto leaves, paper, etc.

  • Silver PMC3 Syringe 9 Grams SLIP

    $20.43

    Silver PMC3 Syringe 9 Grams SLIP

    This PMC3™ slip/paste comes ready to use in a convenient applicator syringe, saving you the time of having to thin out clay yourself. Ideal for repairs, connecting clay parts and adding details to your designs. When fired at 1,650° for two hours, PMC3 is the strongest fine silver metal clay available. It has a finer, smoother composition that’s easy to work with and manipulate. You can also embed findings with confidence--firing at a low temperature means they won’t be heat-damaged. PMC3 is suitable for torch-firing as well as kiln-firing.
    Each syringe contains 9g of metal, in slip form.


    Composition: Metal powder (90%), water and organic binder (10%)
    Shrinkage: 12%
    Color: Pickle white
    Physical Properties:
    • Firing temp.: 1,650°F (900°C) for two hours to achieve highest hardness and maximum durability; or 1,110°F (600°C) for 45 minutes; or 1,200°F (650°C) for 20 minutes; or 1,290°F (700°C) for 10 minutes.
    • Melting point: 1,762°F (960°C)
    • Density after firing: 9.3 specific gravity (rolled silver = 10.5 specific gravity)


    please note: • Every variety of PMC is sold by the metal weight, not the weight that includes the water and binders that burn off during firing. You get every gram of precious metal you pay for from PMC.

    • PMC® has a strong adverse reaction to contact with aluminum. Do not use aluminum tools or allow your PMC to come into contact with any aluminum object.
  • Silver PMC3 Clay 50 Grams LARGE

    $95.00

    Silver PMC3 Clay 50 Grams LARGE!

    PMC3 fires at the lowest temperature (1290 F) which not only allows firing glass or perhaps sterling, but means alternative low firing devices such as stovetop or torch become available. 

    When fired at 1,650° for two hours, PMC3™ is the strongest fine silver metal clay available. It has a finer, smoother composition that’s easy to work with and manipulate. You can also embed findings with confidence--firing at a low temperature means they won’t be heat-damaged. PMC3 is suitable for torch-firing as well as kiln-firing.