Notre nouveau Blog!!
21 11 2019

BLABLA MATERIO, our new blog, with all the supplements, the "next to" of matériO. Photo reports, interviews, lectures, beautiful pictures of our matter, videos and demonstrative GIFs, and many more things to come. So go take a look and let us know your comments, then we can feed this blog in the most relevant way.

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Stainless steel dream
16 10 2019

The TOTAH Gallery (New York) is currently exhibiting 9 metallic sculptures by artist Aleksandar Duracevic with extraordinary moving rainbow reflections: We do not have the chance to see it in person, but to read the testimonies, these panels are so reflective "that it may be difficult to photograph them without capturing a curved, doubled or crumbled image", and that they manage to grab and play with any external light source, like a vehicle headlight passing very fast in the street. The secret of these flickering rainbow reflections? Stainless steel plates treated with diamond dust (among other things) and exposed to extreme heat, for a dazzlingly coloured fog!

Rainbow reflective fabric / heat transfert film

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Colored Surface Treatment

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Constant light filters

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500° to be at 90°...
11 10 2019

How to bend at a right angle a classic float glass sheet (the glass of your window)? Attention, I'm talking here to get a true right angle acute, tight, not a soft round wave obtained easily by simple thermoforming of the glass sheet. Scientists of Fraunhofer have developed a method of folding a single sheet of glass at a 90 degree angle without changing the structural qualities and optical properties of the glass. The trick is to place a glass plate in an oven at 500 degree, so just below the point of transition temperature where the glass becomes malleable. A laser is used to heat the glass a little more, but only along a straight line that goes down the middle of the sheet - the rest of the glass remains at 500 degree and therefore rigid. When the supports are then removed from one side of the glass, gravity bends the sheet along the softened line, naturally forming a 90 degree angle. Once the folded glass cools, it becomes fully rigid again.

For more details, it's here (but in German).

Glass wall

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Joining system for metal

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Brique de verre évidée

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Rings to turn light into words
17 09 2019

Déjà plusieurs années que nous vous parlons de la société Rayform, pour une innovation aussi pointue, magistrale que poétique. Cette startup issue de l’EPFL sculpte littéralement la lumière, soit en reflexion sur une plaque de métal, soit en diffusion au travers d’une matière transparente. Rayform lance aujourd’hui une gamme de bijoux qui exploitent directement cette technologie impressionnante. Invisible au premier coup d’oeil, la singularité des bijoux en or et diamants se révèle une fois qu’ils sont exposés à la lumière, car la surface de chaque bague semble lisse mais elle est en fait structurée avec grande précision de façon à refléter les rayons lumineux pour former un message de lumière.
Les messages sont au choix, et les modèles de bagues sont ici

Sculpting light

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3D Pixel Image

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Light Enhancement Film

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Laser engraved glass

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The Blackmobile
02 09 2019

Si le Vantablack semble si noir, c’est parce qu’il est composé de millions de nanotubes de carbone dressés perpendiculairement à la surface traitée. La lumière incidente pénètre ainsi dans la forêt de tubes carbone et s’y perd, sans pouvoir en ressortir. Réservé jusqu’à maintenant à quelques applications techniques pointues (astronomie, secteur militaire), ce phénomène optique extrême conduit à supprimer toute perception de relief sur un objet. Le noir le plus noir du monde se "démocratise" enfin (tout est relatif) avec cette première application dans le secteur automobile. Et c’est la BMW X6 qui inaugure le bal, ce qui peut sembler au départ curieux car ce modèle est justement apprécié pour ses lignes agressives voire outrancières. Or c’est comme si le regard ne percevait plus que sa silhouette, renforçant le côté bestial et menaçant du X6... Stupéfiant. Un unique exemplaire sera exposé aux regards à l’occasion du salon automobile de Francfort, sans doute à ne toucher qu'avec les yeux car ce traitement "velour" supporte mal l’abrasion et les chocs. Un véritable "eyes catcher"!

Colored carbon fiber

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Ultra-black coating

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The whitest white

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Side Emitting Optical Fiber

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