We have partnered with INMATTERIA which is a blog dedicated to materials for designers and architects. We'll write about some of the more interesting materials we add to MaterialSampleShop.com and about new material developments in general. You can read our first blog post here.
I'll be giving a talk titled "The use of physical material libraries and strategies for building them" at the 7th International Materials Education Symposium held in Cambridge on the 9th and 10th April 2015.
We build material libraries for educational institutions, R&D departments, and design & engineering consultancies. Here are some of these libraries
Here is the library at The Danish Design School in Copenhagen. The samples seen on the picture are only a subset of the close to 300 samples we have supplied so far.
This library with 260 samples has just been installed at the University of Southern Denmark's Department of Design and Communication.
This is the library at The Design School Kolding.
I have helped plan a seminar titled "Design - Production - Materials" which is held at the DTU Skylab on Tuesday 17th Feb. 2015. It is free and we have a great lineup:
13:00-13:15 Welcome to the Skylab! - Krestine Mougaard (DK)
13:15-13:55 Designing Products - Alistair David Morton (DK)
14:05-14:45 Choosing the right Materials for your Products - Efrat Friedland (DE)
14:45-15:10 Tour of Skylab with Coffee and Cake
15:10-15:45 Digital Metal® - Rapid 3D-Printing in Metals - Hans Kimblad (SE)
15:55-16:35 (easily?) MADE IN CHINA! - Heidi Larsen (DK)
Download the invitation below:
People often ask where we find new materials and technologies for the material libraries. One of the best ways to stay updated on the newest developments is to read newsletters and trade magazines from different industries.
He is a list of some great newsletters and magazines you should subscribe to. We'll update the list from time to time, so please send us a tip if you have any suggestion for additions.
I'll be giving a talk at The University of Southern Denmark on how to get inspiration from materials. You can read more about the talk and sign up at the Engineering Society's web site - http://ida.dk/event/312721