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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:43 PM

Shred some glass, can it be done?



I had one particularly severe design professor who hated materials swapping for the sake of materials swapping. For example if you brought in a design for something ordinarily made of leather but spec'd it for steel, and you couldn't back up your reason for the materials choice, he would excoriate you. "That's not profound, that's not clever," he would rant. "The materials are supposed to serve the design, not whimsy."

Still, sometimes it's fun (particularly when there's no danger of an "F" looming over your head) to see videos like this one, where materials experimentation is done just for the hell of it. To create a piece of "ride-able art," the guys at California-based Signal Snowboards visited some of Italy's master glass manufacturers to see if a glass snowboard was do-able.




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Agschmid Feb 2013 OP
In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #1
Agschmid Feb 2013 #2
In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #3
formercia Feb 2013 #4
MynameisBlarney Feb 2013 #5
bigmonkey Feb 2013 #6
MynameisBlarney Feb 2013 #7

Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:28 PM

1. very cool

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:02 PM

2. It's got to slice through those corners pretty well huh!

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:05 PM

3. Really! I am impressed.

so cool!

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:58 PM

4. Corning Gorilla Glass

used on phone screens would be a great candidate for this type of experiment.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:54 PM

5. Neat

but looks like a severed femoral artery just waiting to happen.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:45 PM

6. Or, if the glass crumbles like a windshield

The run becomes seeded with razor-sharp glass cubes.

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Response to bigmonkey (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:24 PM

7. Either way

It's win-win!

Uh...I mean it's a terrible idea.

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