Sunday, September 14, 2008

Material Experimentation

This week we took a break from studio work and went down to the shop to experiment with Spectar. We heated it, froze it, bent it, wrote on it, scratched it, etc.....anything to test the strength and durability of the material. One of the most interesting properties of the plastic that I found was that Dry-Erase markers can easily be erased off of the Spectar surface, just like on a white board. This could be very useful with changing displays because companies could write current prices etc. on the surface of the plastic and change it easily.

1 comment:

Ron Adams said...

Hi Heather,
I didn't know about the dry erase markers! My colleges my have, so I'll ask around. It does have some intresting posibilities for pricing. Good work!