FORMULA: Wood:C47O46H6N   MATERIAL DESCRIPTION: It is dense, flat, can be easily machined and painted. Also as a kind of recycled material it is environmentally friendly, cheap and recyclable. The disadvantage of this material is that it would soak up water and other liquids. Also, MDF doesn’t hold screws very well. Standard MDF is available in a range of sizes, with the most common sheet sizes being 2400 x 1200 mm and 3600 x 1200 mm. Due to its manufactured form, MDF offers a non-directional grain making it easy to work with. MDF is good for interior furniture, it can be sawn, routed, spindled, planned or bored.   EXTRACTION AND REFINING PROCESS: MDF is a kind of engineered wood product made from wood fibers glued under heat and pressure. BASIC PROPERTIES: compressive strength                                      10MPa tensile strength                                                 18MPa stiffness                                                             3800Mpa density                                                                0.75g/cm³ carbon footprint                                               652 g/kg recyclable                                                           YES laser                                                                     YES small laser                                                          YES milling                                                                 YES 3d printing                                                         NO   ADVANTAGE IN THE CONTEXT OF DIGITAL FABRICATION: MDF has no direction, no knots, and is flat, easy to fabricate. It can ensure cutting quality, can be precisely cut, and the cut surface will be neat.   MATERIAL SUPLIERS: MADERAS ESTADELLA





SIZE                                                        PRICE(€) 600 x 300 x 10 mm                            2.45 600 x 300 x 16 mm                            3.45 800 x 400 x 10 mm                            4.6 1200 x 610 x 3 mm                             5.1 800 x 400 x 16 mm                             5.7 1200 x 600 x 10 mm                           7.15 1200 x 600 x 16 mm                           10.2 2440 x 1220 x 3 mm                           13.3 2440 x 1220 x 10 mm                         24.6 2440 x 1220 x 16 mm                         33.8 2440 x 1220 x 19 mm                         37.9 2440 x 1220 x 22 mm                        43.05 2440 x 1220 x 30 mm                        61.5

    PROJECTS REFERENCES  Project 1 A Laser cut prototype Link:

A really simple prototype made by MDF and laser. Simple, but showing a way how MDF boards become a volume. 4   Project 2 Laminae Table Link:

It is a bridge-like table of arched supports on two sides. The starting point is an elastic surface stretched on two parallel axes and pulled down to become the supports, while keeping a central vault as its main structure. All the layers of MDF gradually come downward and upward generating the geometry of the entire table. 1 Project 3 Irregular honeycomb MDF structure Link:

An exhibition stand is created by student of architecture with an irregular honeycomb MDF structure. The stand was created to display the work of designers at design fair Blickfang in Stuttgart in March. Each cell of the structure is uniquely angled to focus the gaze of people standing outside the wall onto the individual objects within. Each element of the structure is unique, generated by algorithms based on the location of the wall and the locations of the items exhibited. The screens are made up of 2,142 pieces joined by 1,376 unique pairs of connecting components. These components are made of CNC-cut pieces of 3mm and 10mm MDF, slotted together without adhesive. 2   Project 4 MDF laser cut Link:

Laser and MDF can together produce very fine patterns and go into very detail. It is really good for designers to make their ideas come into reality, as big as a house, or as small as a necklace. 3     REFERENCES: 1.