Rigid Foam

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Rigid Foam
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This muffin-like object is a polyurethane foam formed of two liquids that produce a chemical reaction which, when mixed together, form carbon dioxide-filled bubbles that cause it to expand to six times its original volume. This reacting liquid is then poured into a mould or onto a surface and left until it cures to form a solid object. This relatively low-tech process makes it a useful material for tinkering and making prototypes. This sample has the visual qualities of cake or cinder toffee, but with none of its fragility. The finished product is incredibly lightweight and robust, and can be dyed and textured to take on the appearance of things as varied as concrete breeze blocks and taxidermied alligators, which can then be thrown at your head without harm.

Sample ID: 54

Particularities

State
Solid
Compound
Maker
Smooth-On Ltd
Selections
Categories
Polymers
Curiosities
Relationships
Foam | Yellow | Cast | Rigid | Expanding | Squidgy | Polyurethane | Robust

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