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Hexaflex Sphere

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Vacuum Forming Hexaflex

How to vacuum form Hexaflex. (Link)

This is my very first attempt at venturing into the world of plastic vacuum forming.Whilst trying to aquire a supply of polystyrene I was fortunate enough to discover a roll of shoji door material in the workshop.. Not really sure what kind of plastic it is but it sure helped me to gain an idea of technique. The whole experiment is definitely a major success as it shows the potential for a fast, economic and high quality method of manufacture. There is a host of applications just waiting to be discovered to be added to the already recognised uses for this patented geometric matrix. Pls check out my blog:http://7541085-hexaflex.blogspot.com/

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for this inspiring form. I am working on my own project for Burning Man 2012 and will not be using this particular form but i foresee it in a future art project. The project is Http://www.TheBallofLight.com . Hope to see you there. If not I hope to be able to swing by and meet with you and discuss the universe and the wonderment that it is.

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  2. I am highly inspired by your work and am looking forward to a chance of being able to meet with you and discuss the wonders of the universe. I am an artist obsessed with the many forms of sacred geometry and how it can be expressed. My art project for BurningMan 2012 is Http://www.TheBallofLight.com if you have a Fb page I can be found here. http://www.facebook.com/gregory.haley . I look forward to our paths crossing in this life and the next.

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  3. Thank you Gregory,
    I too look forward to our meeting.We are holding important precepts.Aloha.

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  4. Hi Bob,
    Joe here, we met last week and went over the dynamics of the structural components incorperated with your design at my aunt Jans. house. I am certainly intrigued with hexaflex and am keeping it in mind as I further expand my knowledge of architectural design. I truly believe that this could act as a key component in not only the construction industry, but in a wide range of entrepeneurial endeavors! Thanks for taking the time to meet and discuss your brilliant design!

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  5. Mahalo Joe,
    Thank you for your very kind words.It was a pleasure to meet you and discuss all the potential of this discovery.
    I would like to point you towards another idea that I've been working on for a while.It is perhaps more related to architecture
    I think I had briefly mentioned rhombic dodecahedrons. Here's a link to it.

    http://garnet-village.blogspot.com/

    Thank you again Joe

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