radio thermoforming textile foam kvadrat electronic components volums deformations hightech research

Textile Radio. Research Project

During mi “Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship” in l’Ecal. I did a final project focused in a research about textiles and vacuum thermoforming techniques. The objective is create electronic goods, using thermoforming textiles bodies. The benefits of this new technique for do this kind of products are: reduced the environment impact. Also decrease the investment in molds and lower the unit cost. Interested also in a flexible properties and possibilities of new ergonomics.Process was focus in a deep research of textiles can be thermoformed.
The basics are find a material with a bit polymeric composition for do the thermoforming and a textile that not pierce air for do a perfect vacuum.

Kvadrat have the Waterborn series, the composition of it’s 15% polyurethane and 85% polyester. Also is waterproof, perfect for resist the outdoor environments. When I find the perfect textile, I started to do samplers for put in a limit the elasticity of the material, I needed to observe what deep volumes I can’t do with the material. I discovered that material thermoformed well if I use a simple foam slice, it helps the textile got a form in a perfect harmony with out creases. Also I can determinate the perfect temperature and vacuum time. Next step was find and assemble the electronic components for do the radio. The performance was a 3w speaker. With a Lithium Battery and 5V. When the electronic structure was ready I stich the radio with cow leather in a craftsman workshop.

radio thermoforming textile foam kvadrat electronic components volums deformations hightech research
radio thermoforming textile foam kvadrat electronic components volums deformations hightech research
radio thermoforming textile foam kvadrat electronic components volums deformations hightech research
radio thermoforming textile foam kvadrat electronic components volums deformations hightech research
radio thermoforming textile foam kvadrat electronic components volums deformations hightech research
radio thermoforming textile foam kvadrat electronic components volums deformations hightech research
radio thermoforming textile foam kvadrat electronic components volums deformations hightech research
radio thermoforming textile foam kvadrat electronic components volums deformations hightech research
radio thermoforming textile foam kvadrat electronic components volums deformations hightech research
radio thermoforming textile foam kvadrat electronic components volums deformations hightech research
radio thermoforming textile foam kvadrat electronic components volums deformations hightech research
radio thermoforming textile foam kvadrat electronic components volums deformations hightech research