Pulp mold block

Designer: Kazuhiko Hayakawa

Material:FDM(Stratasys ASA), Paper pulp

Process: Rhinoceros, Casting with molds made with paper


Created a method to efficiently employ the 3D printer instead of the mesh or metallic mold necessary in manufacturing molded pulp products to generate positive changes in the cost performance as well as the product design and manufacturing process.  This method that involves combination of 3D printed blocks allows the users to create planters of various sizes at home using paper material including old newspapers or cardboard boxes .  Just put the paper in the mixer, paste the paper mache onto the 3D printed blocks and wait for them to dry.  The completed planters made with pulp are friendly enough to be retransplanted without taking it apart from the plant.   

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