I am a PCB designer by trade with 3D modelling experience in design of small enclosures. Creating physical 3D models on the cheap is something that I've been interested in for a while. Building a scaled down CNC machine to learn how stepper motors, 3D axis controllers and CNC software works at a minimal cost was my goal. I've managed to do this for only $45 and a few evenings. Things you will need:
Beat Poet concrete rings are an awesome use of reclaimed cement that is cast onto stainless steel. Rings are made unique as they are worn, chipped, bumped and otherwise 'personalized' by the wearer. The rings are inspired by Brutalist architecture; the reclaimed concrete that makes them comes from demolished buildings, among other sources.
As I find links (bookmarks) useful in connecting the worlds of concrete, cement, and art, I will add them to this list. If you have the book Concrete Handbook for Artists , this list will be more up to date. General Concrete Specialized Concrete Art, Artists, Design, Architecture Concrete Safety Suppliers and Manufacturers Other Concrete Issues General Concrete http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete Wikipedia's comprehensive overview of concrete.
The SET collection involves several steps from inception to completion. Silicone molds are made of the specific shapes required which are then cast with concrete. The stainless framework is set within the concrete in the molds which provide the strength to the concrete shape. The raw concrete shapes are removed from the molds after several days of curing and finished using a diamond grinder and belt sander. The Vent pieces shown are of the initial laser welding stage. The pieces are then ground down to remove edges and weld lines, powder coated and finished by hand.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a concrete jungle out there. The first words that might come to your mind probably include gray, heavy and boring, but you’re about to be surprised. Concrete is a wonderful, hard and neutral material with a real presence, and combined with materials such as stainless steel, silver and gold, the results are clean, minimal and unique Concrete Jewelry items for men and women. Hadas Shaham is an Israeli jewelry designer, whose designs consist of contemporary jewelry formed by simple geometric shapes combining concrete, silver and gold to an art.
first image another batch of the 'concrete rings' designed by 22 design studio are for sale on the designboom shop . 22 design studio also sent us a few behind the scene snapshots of how their rings are made. the cement and water are precisely mixed together the metal ring part is place in the mould before the cement is added the cement is inserted and tapped to remove air pockets
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