dreams into reality.
Eberhard Faber is the leading
manufacturer of styling clay in Europe and supplies it to the
design studios of the car industry all over the world. In addition
we produce a wide range of stationery and creative products.
We are a member of the Staedtler-Group.
Products / Services
Clay (styling clay, design
Industrial modelling clay
Industrial modelling wax
Eberhard Faber offers a highly
refined styling clay (short: clay) which is adjusted to the needs
of the designers in car-styling as well as in industrial design.
We offer four qualities: soft, medium, hard and recently light
(= 42 % reduced weight). Faber clay holds finest details, can
be modelled by hand or with a milling machine, doesn't age, has
practically no odour and can be finished by painting. Almost
all European car manufacturers and many others worldwide were
convinced by the excellent quality of our products and are today
loyal and satisfied customers.
Industrial plasticine or modelling clay, generally just referred
to as clay, has been used for designing cars ever since
around 1910. Although clay is primarily used by the
car industry for designing purposes, more and more designers
are beginning to use clay in other fields as well.
FABER clay is becoming increasingly popular in schools and
institutes of higher education:
At univerisities, polytechnics and technical colleges
models of vacuum cleaners, cars or computer monitors are modelled
using our clay.
A whole variety of design assignements can be solved using
clay. It is an ideal medium in the conceptual design phase.Some
of the institutes we supply are:
FH Pforzheim, FH Hildesheim,
FH Braunschweig, FH Wiesbaden, FH Coburg, TU Dresden, RWTH Aachen,
FH Aachen, BBZ for Ceramics Selb, University of Coventry,
Royal College of Art, University of Huddersfield, College of
Creative Studies, Detroit, Uni Linz , FH Graz, FH
More and more artists from a variety of genres are beginning
to use our clay for their projects.
The clay is ideal for reflecting the finest of details
and, because it is permanently malleable, can be worked with
over a long period of time. The surface does not dry out
at room temperature. Once objects are finished, casts can be
made of them using plaster or silicon.
One of our customers is a stonemason who uses our clay
for making prototypes of figures before sculpting them in stone. The
clay is also an ideal material for making gravestone models with,
designed in accordance with customer wishes.
In addition to being used by designers in the car industry,
Faber clay is also very suitable for a variety of other applications,
particularly for open space design. The clay is a permamently
malleable modelling material which neither dries out nor
ages, meaning that it can be used time and time again. It
bonds to wooden and rigid foam surfaces.
At room temperature (up to 25°C) models retain their
contours and edges.
Modifications to a finished clay model are easy to make
at any time by either adding or removing clay. Warmed-up
clay is simply applied to the surface and, after cooling
down, can be re-shaped.
No joins are visible. The surface of the clay model
can be polished and lacquered.
The clay is primarily used by modellers in car industry design studios -
though it is becoming increasingly popular with new users
from a variety of fields, e.g. industrial designers and
There are many good reasons
for using EBERHARD FABER clay.
A designer designs the
form and shape of e.g. a new car and then, together with
a modeller, constructs a three dimensional model of his design.
It is not until a 1:1 clay model has been made that
the full effect of the planned design becomes truly apparent.
Therefore, the clay must possess certain characteristics in
order to meet the high demands of the modellers and designers.
EBERHARD FABER supplies its customers with a consistent, high
quality. The clay is a permanently malleable modelling material
and it is used by many design studios all around the world.
We work together with almost all car manufacturers. It does not
harden and can therefore be used time and time again.
The clay does not dry up, does not crack and does
not form a skin. By heating to approx. 60°C, the clay
becomes soft and pliable. At room temperature (15 °-
25°C) clay models retain their contours and edges. The clay
bonds to common surfaces such as wood and rigid foams. Modifications
to the clay model are easy to make and dust-free. At room temperature,
the clay can be shaped by hand or using milling machines. The
surface of the clay can be covered with foil or lacquer. Invisible
repairs can be made to the model by simply adding clay.
The model can be 'face-lifted' - even years later - by simply
applying a new layer of clay.
Casts of clay models can be made using plaster or silicon.
Within a narrow tolerance range, Faber clay remains consistent
regarding colour and consistency. EBERHARD FABER clay is
In addition to the standard products - soft, medium and hard
- we also offer a lighter-weight clay.
Profile clay is used for extruding profiles, e.g. rubber strips.
It does not have to be warmed up before use which means
that it can be used in the extrusion press without delay. It
is particularly elastic and can be bent in a tight radius without
the outer edge cracking.
8432Z-9 black Ø
8432Z-9 B black Ø
8432Z-02 C natural Ø
Click below to download technical information
on the following products:
plasticine - medium
Industrial plasticine - light
Instructions for use can be downloaded here,
The use of the industrial styling clay
*The value above are fixed retail prices at our Clay and Art shop
* International orders will have to add packaging and freight charges.
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