Slicelab, the American multidisciplinary design studio that specializes in digital fabrication has recently unveiled a concrete table constructed using a 3D printed mold. Named Delicate Density Table, it is created in collaboration with Concrete Works and Hummingbird3D. This project seeks to form concrete in a delicate and detailed way while also being structurally rigid.
The Delicate Density Table is created using an intense concrete pour process. There are 23 pieces of PLA plastic molds that are fastened together to create a large 5ft investment moldable to withstand up to 200 lbs of unreinforced concrete. All of the parts are assembled together to form one singular PLA mold.
The final mold was designed to be filled upside down, with the ten legs acting as access points to the main cavity. This ensures the air bubbles in the concrete were limited to the underside of the table and the top surface is free of blemishes.
Once the Delicate Density Table was released from its mold, it has been finished with Diamond pad wet sanding to achieve a mirror-like sheen. The table sports a cool rounded form and a complex base that gives it an otherworldly appearance.