You should write it once and for all : the 6th of December IS homemade gingerbread day in our showroom. Open doors between 10 am and 5 pm and some surprises for you!
What will it be : salted or unsalted butter?
An English ice-cream maker, having already launched rosbeef and horseradish flavors, lacking inspirations to develop frozen products which could attract a lot of buzz has created a luminescent ice-cream, shining in the night. In fact, this ice-cream lights up with each lick as it contains a protein which can be found in a bioluminescent Asian jellyfish, lighting up as soon as shaken. Supposed to be edible (tested by its creator) but not affordable by all... as the scoop will cost you 170€!
To buy and try: go
A selection of about thirty amazing materials, which you will be able to discover at BATIMAT, starting on the 4th of November, and for the whole week. Come visit our space and see those materials... Zoom Touch area, Hall 5B, Paris Nord Villepinte.
Here are few examples of what you'll be able to touch:• A rainbow-like titanium panel
• A spaghetti-like elastomer
• A hairy wall...
matériO is also giving 3 lectures, the first two on Tuesday about the so-called eco-materials and about bathroom trends... and the last one on Thursday about the latest innovations in materials.
The fair website: BATIMAT
It has been announced for years, it becomes accessible today and should start a new industrial revolution even though, so far, it only changes the micro-sector of mobile phone covers! Yes, we are indeed discussing the famous 3D printer, which enables you to manufacture an object from a digital file, using length, width and depth dimensions. Thanks to some researches conducted at Colorado University however, a 4th dimension can now be included : time. And not the time it takes to actually print a part but the fact that the shape of an object can be affected by time, i.e. changing at a precise time. Professor H. Jerry Qi and his team developped a '4D printer', using shape memory polymer fibres, efficiently distributed at key points of a composite object during the printing process. These areas can then predictably fold, stretch, curve or twist when exposed to either water, heat or mechanical pressure... It means that self-assembly of objects can be envisionned.
A week definitively quite rich in material innovations, each more essential than the other:
• Underwears absorbing flatulence's odors thanks to an ultra-thin textile containing carbon (initially developped to protect soldiers in case of chemical attacks) here
• A kid dressed from head to toes with a garment underlined by a simple LED ribbon... perfect for Halloween here
• A toilet paper roll in 22 carat gold, sold for 1 million euros... but it is probably a fake one! here
The last skate-board the Californian company Hydroflex has released is inspired by surf-boards and composite materials first used in aeronautics. The board is light, rigid, waterproof and translucent, letting its internal high density PE foam/honeycomb structure appear, revealing bright colors.
More information here
Both literally and figuratively! Not only does this table only weights 9.5 kg for a 2.5x1m tabletop but its lightness also resides in its elegance and finesse. Its unique structure is linked to the use of a specific corrugated plywood, bringing strength while reducing by more than 70% its weight compared to a traditionnal manufacturing process.