With Corian® DuPont™ has developed a solid mineral material that is popular with architects and designers and suitable for bathrooms as well as for tactile exhibits in outdoor spaces with heavy public traffic.
Corian® scores with the following properties:
- high-quality, stone-like feel
- homogeneous, non-porous surface
- waterproof and antibacterial
- joint-free bonding
- wide range of colours
- easy to rework and repair
- versatile processing possibilities from thermoforming to CNC-milling
Another advantage for you: as a certified Quality Network partner of the DuPont™ company, we give you a ten-year guarantee on the material!
Wood, acrylic, forex, Corian®, bronze … Be inspired by the variety of materials we can process – and benefit from our experience from 3,500 successfully realised projects!
Acrylic (PMMA) is particularly versatile: no matter what colour you desire, whether transparent, translucent or opaque, as block material or precision acrylic glass – awards, exhibits and entire city models can be created from acrylic.Because the technical processing possibilities, from milling to laser engraving to deformation,no design wishes are left unfulfilled.
You want to make your model shine?
Then just rely on the light-conducting effect of this all-round talent.
With its lively, naturally warm feel, wood grounds every project. In addition to the classic solid wood processing of maple or pear wood, we have also milled chairs from tree trunks with bark.
We can also process the following materials:
- Precious woods
- (sawn) veneers
- Plywood and blockboards
- Multiplex and MDF boards
- Topan (“bentwood”) and 3D veneers
Aluminium and brass – as non-ferrous metals -are no problem for our CNC milling machines. We salso process other metals such as stainless steel, bronze or gold using different methods to achieve the desired result.
Here is an excerpt of metal processing options:
- Powder coating
We have already milled half a crocodile out of PU block material, then painted and exposed it as a tactile exhibit with audio feedback to the hands of numerous visitors at trade fairs. Still flawless, crocodile “Wilhelmine” is a good example of the versatility of the material, with which we can produce any 3D shapes, sculptures, topography models or casting moulds.
All advantages at a glance:
- densities from 80-1600kg/m³
- different block sizes
- high level of detail
- CNC processing
- sanding and painting for a perfect finish
- ideal as negative mould for casting patterns and forming tools for deep drawing processes
Forward-looking craftsmanship is created where people experiment with an inquiring spirit and where failure is not a setback but an iteration loop on the path to success.
Have you ever illegally touched an exhibit in a museum?
By making it possible to touch them, we let exhibits tell stories, without restorers throwing their hands up in horror. A true-to-the-original replica made of durable material is equipped with the Multi-Sense-Box from werk5. You can watch your visitors explore tactilely without having to worry. Choose between visual or audio feedback to convey content and information.
Besides you can create an inclusive added value for all people.
CAD planning, CAM and CNC – digitalisation optimises almost every phase of our project. The assembly of your object alone is pure manual labour. In a ZIM research project, we joined forces with the TU Berlin to take on the challenge of giving a collaborative robot dexterity.
The result so far? More questions.
And the Bavarian State Prize 2019 for the development of the Robotics Toolbox.
Can robots be trained by master craftsmen in sanding?
Hardly any other craft process is as unpopular, causes as much dust and dirt and costs as many hours of work and training time as sanding. Together with the DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, the Fraunhofer IWU, Interactive Scape and craft enterprises from the fields of orthopaedic technology, musical instrument making and carpentry, we are conducting practical research on a robotics application that promises benefits for every craft.
If this innovative leap succeeds, we will minimise the health burden on employees and increase the efficiency and attractiveness of digital crafts.
That is why we have left the casting to the artist and concentrated instead on silicone moulds. In addition to your special material requests, we experiment with innovative materials to let you benefit from the respective advantages and to enable new effects in model making.