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Material Xperience On Tour at METS 2013

Published 7 years ago by Akin | no responses

You may have read about it in our newsletters: we have some very exciting shows coming up around the world. For the first time, we are collaborating on a show much closer to (our) home. ...

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Metallic Bubble Wrap

Published 7 years ago by Akin | no responses

Polymer bubble wrap is the kind of every day material that people love to touch (and pop). Despite this, it has been used for little else besides packaging – at least until now. Designers are ...

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Liquid metal printing

Published 7 years ago by Akin | no responses

3D printing is just starting to become a household concept, as developments push the technology relentlessly forward. Luckily, the printing of physical objects comes with lots of great pictures and videos, and this helps spread ...

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Nike makers

Published 7 years ago by Akin | no responses

Nike, the apparel brand with the famous ‘swoosh’, has taken steps to increase its level of environmental responsibility. During the last seven years, the manufacturer, mostly associated with footwear, has been busy collecting data on ...

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The Hype About Graphene

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Graphene is amazing. It is incredibly light, flexible, conductive – and it happens to be the strongest known material in the world. Recent material discoveries mean graphene could soon begin to revolutionise everyday objects. An ...

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Blue-stained Pine is Fine

Published 7 years ago by Akin | no responses

Beetle-kill wood is dyed a kind of grey-blue and is softened when beetles attack it. From i-Phone cases and lamps to high tech building products, technology is finding new and interesting uses for this blue-stained ...

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