WELCOME

To the material intuition library

Our goal is to bring new and old materials to you in an easy to understand format that connects with your existing knowledge. Allowing you to expand the materials you use.

PRoven system

This approach uses a system of communication developed over years to help make new materials more engaging and easier to understand, even if you have no background in materials science

Focusing on the new

This library is focused on introducing you to new concepts while building on your existing knowledge.

What’s new?

Since the beginning of civilization humans have used every resource we can get our hands on, meteorites included. A recent…

Material Intuition is back with our new Forerunner community! We’ve been working on something special over the last few months…

I’ve worked on the light touch matters project for the last two years. The outcome is this thin film like material…

This polyester is warp knitted and is something quite special. There’s next to nothing making up the material but it…

A couple of weeks a go I managed to spend some time in Italy hosting workshops for some of the…

This concrete is impregnated with special inks that stop the surface from curing, allowing for intricate patterns to be created changing…

One of the few materials I know of that grows to fit molds, mycelium is a material made from the…

One of my favorite wood like samples this material feels like a hard wood lumber, it has the weight and…

Today I was invited to see the Central Research Laboratory. It’s an incubator for start up companies which are trying…

  An interesting take on fibre reinforced materials, this polypropylene sheet is reinforced with a lattice structure made from polypropylene.

This pressed wood sheet is made from 100% celluslose fibre. Coming in sheets it can be cut and shaped like…

Bright Green is an awesome preserved moss where all the water has been replaced with glycine so it does not…

Schott’s glass is flexible, highly scratch resistant glass which a competitor of Corning’s more well known Gorilla Glass.

Phase change materials can manipulate heat in really special way. They slowly absorb heat feeling unnaturally cool on the skin…

Luminoso is a really satisfying material to behold, the light punching through the apparently solid wood grabs your attention immediately….

Yesterday was a fun day, my friends over at the Materials Council dropped off the materials Library they have been…

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Surface Design Show, the event was great, there where plenty of…

How can a material heal itself back to it’s original state, fixing scratches and sealing small holes? Well for some polymers…

So for a while I worked packing freshly roasted coffee beans into kilogram bags. After packing my ten thousandth kilo it…

Oil impregnated with tiny iron fillings, reacts to the presence of electrical currents by attaching to the magnetic field and becoming…

Faraday film is a clear plastic film that has a conductive coating that can be made into circuits by scratching the…

These are panels of plastic with a thin layer of electro luminescent coating that emits light when electrically charged.

Electronically conductive ink. Functions like a wiring when dry  and can be painted on flat surfaces for quick results. 

Up to 50% of this stretch plastic is derived from rapeseed oil but it remains a strong and flexible plastic capable…

Plastic with a melting point of 42°C allowing forming. Allows forming at low temperatures and easy remoulding.

So I spent two days at events in the London design festival including a great series of talks at both the…

Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are a smart material that can ‘remember’ a shape. SMAs will try an return to a remembered…

Dry-Inside has an apparently unique property, water can only move through it in one direction.

Micro-suction tape offers an alternative to most adhesive products like glue and tape by using a layer of microscopic suction…

D3O is a material with a rare feature when impacted upon it becomes harder and more rigid while being flexible…