||Silicone Prosthetic Institute
Custom Prosthetic Designs, Inc., receives hundreds of inquiries
regarding training in the production and design of realistic
silicone prostheses. In response to this demand, Robert
Barron, Robert Erb, Ph.D., and Robert Pivetta have collaborated
on the formation of the Silicone Prosthetic Institute (SPI).
Silicone Prosthetic Institute is the most comprehensive, hands-on learning experience
offered today. The faculties combined years of experience
and the challenging course curriculum is designed to take you
step by step on the path of professional development in the
exciting and rewarding field of prosthetic design.
The 6-day course is scheduled for April 14-19, 2014. Class size is limited. Payment information and
recommended lodging accommodations will be forthcoming. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
The SPI course is presented in English. SPI will make every effort to
arrange for a personal interpreter per your request. The interpreters
fees will be the student's responsibility. All language assistance
request must be submitted no later than one month prior to the course start
||Robert R. Barron was
awarded "The Career Intelligence Medal" in recognition of
his exceptional achievements with The Central Intelligence Agency
for more than twenty-four years. The last fifteen years were
devoted to the disguise branch. In July 1993, former CIA
Director, James Woolsey, stated, "Mr. Barron is an
extraordinary artist and master of the highly specialized craft of
personal disguise. Mr. Barron's competency and artistic skills
were unmatched. He was the impetus of the advanced disguise
system and the ideal by which all other disguise officers were
judged in the area of advanced disguise fabrication. His
creativity and initiative were extremely instrumental in the
research and development of what the silicone mask is today."
He currently works closely with physicians and their patients
while focusing on the patient's hopes and expectations. His
goal is to provide an exquisitely personalized, realistic and
functional prosthesis. The basis for his reputation for
creative reality can clearly be seen in his results.
||Robert A. Erb,
Ph.D., has been involved in research and development relating to
realistic silicone prostheses since 1978. He has earned
degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel Institute of
Technology, and Temple University, (Ph.D. degree: physical
chemistry major). He has had extensive R&D experience in
polymeric materials applications in his career at Franklin Research
Center and as an independent scientific consultant and Technical
Director of SiliClone Studio. He has been awarded 20 U.S.
patents and is listed in Who's Who in America.
Dr. Erb's subjects for teaching include: the basics of silicones and other materials used in prosthetic devices; factors in realism; color science; multilayer intrinsic coloration and use of the SiliClone Human Coloration System; techniques for fabricating somato prostheses, including molding and casting procedures; and methods for attachment of prostheses.
||Robert Pivetta is
a materials expert who has been involved in the research and
development of realistic silicone prostheses since 1979. His
background blends Art & Science in addition to extensive
research and development experience at Battelle Memorial Institute,
Logicon Inc. and Northrop Grumman. In 2005, Mr. Pivetta
received a lifetime achievement award recognizing his career
contributions as a Principal Research Scientist and Mentor.
Mr. Pivetta also participates in a broad spectrum of conference and
networks across the prosthetic and special effects industry.