Fabricademy Final Project – Textile Bioplastic composite – Fabricks

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Fabricademy Final Project – Textile Bioplastic composite – Fabricks

Fabricademy Final Project – Main

Fabricademy Final Project – Textile Bioplastic composite – Structures

Fabricks : Samples with threads and shredded fabrics

Throughout the process, I maintained that I would like to use all kinds of textile waste to create my textile composites.

In the process of looking at companies like Kvadrat & Really, I liked the idea to make it smooth. In a moment of inspiration, a few weeks after having baked some of the very first composite tests using the cornstarch bioplastic recipe and waste threads, I decided to see what would happen if I sanded a sample.

This worked and led me on to sanding many more samples containing different kinds of waste textiles.

In the last 2 images, I also managed to UV print onto a textile composite via a workshop with the digital printing company Roland.

Fabricks: using lasercut shredded waste

Based on the steps from  Fabricademy Final Project – Textile Waste – Processing Textiles, I went onto create some of the best textile composites (or at least the ones I’m most proud of).

  • Make bio-binder recipe (Bicarbonate Soda, Cornstarch, H2O & Lasercut textile waste)
  • Add in laser-cut textile (dampened)
  • Let to dry
  • Bake at 150
  • Let for 2 weeks (possibly under weight)
  • Sand into a block or desired shape
  • Paint with clear beeswax

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“Bake it into shape”

I really wanted to use the technique of moulding for my project, but it was only a last minute decision to add in the Fabricademy of Textile Scaffold and therefore make a mould.

The 888 honeycomb mould came from looking at the structure tests, but also the idea that I could make a modular shape which would connect the poles.

Here you can see I design a mould on Rhino and 3D printed it in PLA filament. I had first tried using Filaflex, but due to machine issue, this didn’t work (but created some spectacular arty 3D prints instead)

Using the recipe as the Fabricks above, I made Fabrick “worms” and pushed them into the mould. I let this dry in the sunlight and then tapped the piece out of teh mould. I then lay this on my silicone baking tray and baked it for 30-40 mins.

Afterwards I sanded the 888 honeycomb design and coated with clear beeswax. I used the mould in my final design.

Strength Tests


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