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SliceLab, 3D Printed Concrete Table – Delicate Density

By SliceLab

Slicelab Presents 3D Printed Concrete's Delicate Density Table

Material: PLA recycled plastics Machine: Lulzbolt Taz Industry: Prototyping Technology: FDM
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SliceLab, 3D Printed Concrete Table – Delicate Density

Slicelab Presents 3D Printed Concrete's Delicate Density Table



                        

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Slicelab, founded in 2012 by Arthur Azoulai and Diego Taccioli, is an experimental design studio blending art and architecture, Their latest endeavor, the Delicate Density Table project represents a groundbreaking innovation in concrete form fabrication and mold-making techniques utilizing cutting-edge 3D printing technology.. The significance of employing 3D printing lies in its capacity to produce intricate and unique designs without compromising time or cost efficiency. Through digital simulation and optimization, the overall structure of the table was predetermined. Given the substantial size of the table (dimensions: 5'x1 ½'x15" or 152.5 cm x 45.5 cm x 38 cm, weighing 190 lbs/86 kg), the digital model was divided into 23 components to adhere to the print machine's build volume limitations. These components were strategically oriented and optimized to minimize the need for additional support during printing, thus expediting the assembly process. The assembled pieces formed a singular mold, weighing approximately 66 lbs and made of recycled PLA plastic. The mold was designed for the concrete to be poured upside down, with concrete filling voids at the base of the mold. It featured a diamond platform integrated into the mold's top surface ensuring stability and a low center of gravity during facilitated flat and upside-down pouring processes. This platform was designed to be removed from the concrete as a single piece. The primary focus of the fabrication process was to to delve into form exploration through the material, and as such, the mold was not designed for preservation. It was disassembled, piece by piece, to unveil the final concrete product. The remaining mold components were recycled for future use. A mirror-like finish was achieved through diamond pad wet sanding. This process emphasised the fluidity of the table's top surface, contrasting with the textured appearance of the legs. This process resulted in a smoothness...

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