24.8.11

Mesh Stretch/ Forming Experiment



We tested our method of forming on a different material system. This time using a thin, formable aluminum mesh.


The mesh was stretched on Lycra fabric and reinforced with strips of a stronger hexagonal mesh. The mesh combination was plastered with concrete using a trowel and smoothned with a layer of grout brushed into the surface.  



The forming process was successful, we achieved a satisfactory displacement measurement of about 400 mm on a small 1000x1000 mm piece. 




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