Egyptian’s steel innovation

Since the beginning of civilization humans have used every resource we can get our hands on, meteorites included. A recent study of some early Egyptian artifacts by Professor Thilo Rehren and his team shows that they were forged out of meteoric iron rather than anything terrestrial. This was allowed the Egyptians to get a leg

Material Intuition’s Forerunners

Material Intuition is back with our new Forerunner community! We’ve been working on something special over the last few months that we are keen to share. 

Light Touch Matters

I’ve worked on the light touch matters project for the last two years. The outcome is this thin film like material has not reached market yet but is in development. The material can sense touch and bending with great accuracy (though struggles with multi-touch) but can also emit light.

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Egyptian’s steel innovation

Since the beginning of civilization humans have used every resource we can get our hands on, meteorites included. A recent study of some early Egyptian artifacts by Professor Thilo Rehren and his team shows that they were forged out of meteoric iron rather than anything terrestrial. This was allowed the Egyptians to get a leg

Materials for 3D printing

3D printing has come a long way quickly, new materials keeps being added to those that can be printed with here’s a quick summary of them.

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Materials for 3D printing

3D printing has come a long way quickly, new materials keeps being added to those that can be printed with here’s a quick summary of them.

Light Touch Matters

I’ve worked on the light touch matters project for the last two years. The outcome is this thin film like material has not reached market yet but is in development. The material can sense touch and bending with great accuracy (though struggles with multi-touch) but can also emit light.

Baltex Spacer Fabric

This polyester is warp knitted and is something quite special. There’s next to nothing making up the material but it still is very supportive and flexible. This is due to the weaving which is quite complex but holds together exceptionally well while also being very supportive.

Graphic Concrete

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

Mycelium Packaging

One of the few materials I know of that grows to fit molds, mycelium is a material made from the roots of a mushroom grown round agricultural waste.

Havana Dimensional Lumber

One of my favorite wood like samples this material feels like a hard wood lumber, it has the weight and the hardness but is made from bamboo.

Curv self-reinforced polypropylene

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

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Feature on the Material and Design Exchange website

My work was recently featured on the MaDE website as I completed a workshop for them. I was asked to do a brief write up of my work as part of supporting the MaDE magazine relaunch project.   Check out the article here!

Invisible Solar Cells That Could Power Skyscrapers

Silicon Valley startup Ubiquitous Energy is making the world’s first transparent solar cells, a technology that could greatly expand the reach of solar power. Their technology is an invisible film that can go on any surface and generate power, which could lead to cell phones and tablets that never run out of batteries — or

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