July 23, 2013 AT 6:00 am

Grad Students Create New Material Out of Plastic Tubes

Swiss grad students at ETH Zurich created a new moldable material out of plastic tubes that when assembled looks something like a dairy cow skin would (if you can imagine that). via designboom.


as part of the research done on a innovative material during our diploma, which consists of the assembly of plastic tubes by autogenous welding, the project was about making a scale application of it. the project was located in the ecole spéciale d’architecture hall, on non-lanscaped bleachers. the installation created a functional topography where you could sit, lie, walk, hide, etc. as a second skin. the material was able to demonstrate its mechanical, functional and aesthetic qualities to the students and offer an ephemeral atmosphere to the school. while most of the installation was made by an artisan process, two pieces of 1 sq meter each were melted by an industrial robot.




Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!

Maker Business — “Finally — some data on whether crowdfunding is a good investment or not”

Wearables — Sample code is your new best friend

Electronics — Meaningful gains

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !

No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.