MaterialTests ARDF


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Material

 

Hydrostone Plaster

 

Wire form: New twisting forms include wires which wrap around a dowel. Spun at 250 rpm for 60+ minutes extruding plaster in batches so to not congeal too much material at a time. Remove from Wires

+Note: Plaster sticks to wood, not piano wire

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Material

Wax: ~90%

HMA: ~10%

 Wire form: New twisting forms include wires which wrap around a dowel. Spun at 60 rpm for 20 min extruding just hot glue.  Spun at 700 rpm for 20 min transitioning to hot wax.  Cool and take of jig, remove wires.

Hot melt adhesive (HMA) boiling when heated too much

Workaround: Install a temperature controller that breaks the circuit if it reads over a certain degree

(Digital Temperature Controller)

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Concrete Nylon Fibers + Hot Glue

Test 01:

+ Melted Nylon Fibers (purchase)

Results: totally rigid, non-flexible mass

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Test 02:

+ Mixed in, unmelted Nylon Fibers

Results: non-rigid, flexible mass

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Shredded Wax + Hot melt adhesive (HMA)

 

Goal: Utilize structural capabilities of HMA to create a bed from which wax will harden.

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VIdeo

Material

Wax: ~90%

HMA: ~10%

 Wire form: 3 legs on ends, 5 curved protrusions and 4 point protrusions. Spun at 60 rpm for 20 min extruding just hot glue.  Spun at 700 rpm for 20 min transitioning to hot wax.  Cool and take of jig, remove wires.

Goal: Create a composite between wax and hot glue to see if any new structural/ formal properties will emerge.

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VIdeo

Material

Wax: ~90%

HMA: ~10%

Nylon Fabric

 

 Wire form: 3 legs on ends, 6 curved protrusions and 3 point protrusions. Covered in Nylon fabric.  Spun at 700 rpm for 20 min extruding mixture of hot glue to wax 7:1 ratio wax to hot glue.  Stop at 20 min for photo. Run for another 20 min.  Cool and take of jig, remove wires.
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Video

Material

Wax: ~50%

HMA: ~50%

Nylon fabric

 Wire form: 3 legs on ends, 6 curved protrusions and 3 point protrusions. Covered in Nylon fabric.   Spun at 700 rpm for 20 min extruding mixture of hot glue to wax 1:1 ratio wax to hot glue.  Photo before taking off jig.  Cool and take of jig, remove wires.

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Goal: What form will molten wax begin to take when spun around a nylon fabric?

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 Material

HMA: 100%

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 Extrusion test  Spin at 60 rpm, stopped after about ten minutes  After 20 min  Final
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 Material

Wax: 100%

Nylon

Initial Jig Spun for 30 min at variable rates, pure wax extrusion. Before coming off jig. Final

 

 


091216

Materials: nylon, latex balloon, hot glue

All of these processes incorporated stretching nylon, applying hot glue, and relaxing the material to observe what forms 2d patterning would have on the artifact. We experimented with inflatables as a type of jig.

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Nylon Tests:

Putting hotglue on nylon to see how it would hold form after balloons were popped

Test 01

Nylon is stretched flat onto cardboard jig

notes:

+ nylon was deformed along lines

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Test 02

Isocurves are delineated using hot glue

notes:

+ hot glue material penetrates nylon

+ baloons lost ability to pop after interacting with hot-glue

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Test 03

Isocurves are delineated using hot glue

notes:

+ hot glue material penetrates nylon

+ baloons lost ability to pop after interacting with hot-glue

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Process Photos

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Test 01:

Materials: synthetic fabric/ resin

Action: Dipping fabric into resin, hanging to dry

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Test 02:

Materials: Fabric/ Plaster

Tools: Wooden-box jig

Action: dipping fabric into plaster

 

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Test 03:

Materials: Plaster of Paris/ water

Tools: Jig/ spray bottle/ air compressor

Action: attaching fabric to jig (2’X2′) and spraying simultaneously with water and plaster-powder

 

Spray Tests

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Test 04:

Materials: Plaster of Paris/ water

Action: dipping coarse-grained fabric into plaster mix and letting dry

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