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3D concrete to simulate the Mangrove
2019-02-01 14:32

A collaboration between the Reef Design Lab and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, this project, supported by Volvo, is an interesting example of what biomimesis can lead to: The 3D printing of about fifty hexagonal tiles made of concrete reinforced with recycled plastic fibre directly fixed on the seawalls along Sydney Bay in order to encourage the proliferation of marine fauna and flora on the coast. The holding of these tiles is directly inspired by the tangle of the Mangrove trees root system, known to be perfect marine refuges, and on its porous and furrowed surface, which seems to have been created by the gentle water erosion. Marine biodiversity should therefore instinctively cling to it, and molluscs in particular are expected for their amazing filtration and purification capacities (oysters for example), which should find houses more welcoming and protective than on conventional linear dikes, and settle peacefully there to work quietly to recover marine biodiversity.

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matériO has been a certified training center since 2006. An annual program of various training sessions is available, dealing with topics such as light and materials, durability and materials, bioplastics, retail materials, etc. but do not hesitate to contact us for a session customized to your needs (5 attendees minimum) or for a session to be held directly in your company (we do travel with suitcases full of samples!) English speaking sessions can be organized.
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15 years ago, the matériO team gave itself the mission to constantly be on the cutting edge concerning emerging materials and technologies. Through several types of services, it provides numerous companies willing to innovate with a unique and sharp technology watch to nourrish their need for inspiration. Beyond becoming a member, do not hesitate to benefit from our expertise: from recommending a material that adapts to specific needs, to providing a periodical watch, to hosting creative and inspirational sessions, to giving lectures or to building your own private material library... matériO assists you till the end of your material dreams...

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