This material comes in different thickness and sizes. Its not as flexible as I imagined and it does feel a bit brittle.
The gaps in the material make it really flexible and spongy. It feels like a bath sponge.
I am interested in the structures that are inbetween two platforms. I think if they had hidges to them, then it would allow it to maneuver up, down and sideways.
I like the effect of the circles on the material. It adds an appealing look to the piece, though it does mean that it is also very fragile and brittle.
Very flexible since its made from thick rubbery plastic and is also very durable and strong.
I really like the texture of this material. It really does feel light and soft. I wonder how they got the fox patterns on the material, and also with what machine?
The scale like effect of placing the metal components over each other, makes the piece collapsible and compressible.
This material must have been heat treated to make it create that shape. Bending wood and keeping it this smooth must requite some machinery- which I dont think this University has. Would it be possible to find some around in London that could allow me treat my wood?
Corian is the brand name for a solid surface material created by Dupont. It is composed of an acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate. Corian can be thermoformed, engraved and laser cut. Through a process called dye sublimation you can virtually transer images onto a sheet of Corian so that a permanent image is created within the surface. Source: www.dupont.com
I really like the face that you can place any image onto the surface and then engrave/ laser cut it. Bending it creates a whole another property that can be used for any application.
The honeycomb like structures gives the material a lot of strength and resilience. The density of the plastic pieces is an important aspect that determines how flexible the material can get.