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Two guys making concrete blocks

Postby Dan O. » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:12 am

All fans of screen block,

have you ever wondered how those blocks were made? A bit of research reveals they're churned out by giant machines where concrete goes in one end and blocks come out the other, but what happens in between? I happened upon this video that takes the mystery out of the block making process:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_VzrfeAsWA

Here's an example of the type of mold used in a block making machine:

http://www.pacificsouthwestmolds.com/psm103.jpg

All that remains is for a die-hard DIYer with some welding skills and a friend who's good with a shovel to resurrect some long dead screen block patterns:

http://veryvintagevegas.blogspot.com/se ... ve%20block

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Postby scowsa » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:30 am

SDR says "It would be great to see a new generation of screen blocks sprouting in the fruited hills and pleasant plains of Los Angeles ! "

Well if you believe the heavy promotion that 3D printing is getting these days, we may soon see this new generation produced with this technology.

As I mentioned in a post a while back, there is a research project

using a liquid slip cast recipe of earthenware ceramics to print a different kind of screen block but one can envisage them also printing the square ones.

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Postby SDR » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:54 am

Wow. Yup, the future is at hand . . .


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