Keraflex research

Studying the slumping of keraflex sheets

Collecting data and analyzing the results to create a graph representation of the slump angle of each test set to seize the relation between the length of the piece and the slumping. 

Keraflex is a new material that comes as ready to use porcelain sheets in the width of up to 1 mm, this new form is an opportunity for utilizing digital tools with a traditional material.

I studied the material and its transformation before and after the burning process, collecting data about the slumping angle it receives, aiming to to define the relationships between the input and the output of the kilm.

 Using that information, I designed a series of flowers shapes that were cut by the laser cutter, which is possible thanks to the sheets form. 

 With the idea of ‘design with minimal intervention’ in mind, each flower outline is designed  slightly differently but each change in the 2d cutting pattern creates a big impact on the 3D final form.

Studying the slumping of keraflex sheets

Keraflex research

Keraflex is a new material that comes as ready to use porcelain sheets in the width of up to 1 mm, this new form is an opportunity for utilizing digital tools with a traditional material.

I studied the material and its transformation before and after the burning process, collecting data about the slumping angle it receives, aiming to to define the relationships between the input and the output of the kilm.

 Using that information, I designed a series of flowers shapes that were cut by the laser cutter, which is possible thanks to the sheets form. 

 With the idea of ‘design with minimal intervention’ in mind, each flower outline is designed  slightly differently but each change in the 2d cutting pattern creates a big impact on the 3D final form.

Year: 2019

Hybrid lab - work under the supervision of Amit Zoran