By georgitte. bamboo. At Sunday, March 17th 2019, 13:54:03 PM.
that does not become moldy but moisture control wasn t the only problem it takes a lot of force to bend bamboo and the repulsion force is also very strong I had a hard time coming up with a way to control it with wood you can cut a big piece into the shape of a steering wheel but this doesn t work with bamboo because it s hollow instead you would need to layer some pieces and then bend them to form the shape of a steering wheel however repulsion force exerted in this moment is over 100 kilograms to shut down the repulsion force they turned to heat shaping by heating the bamboo while it is bent the bamboo does not Bend back and retains its shape
memory shape memory a characteristic of bamboo is that it keeps its shape when it is heated and bent the takumi also added glue that hardens when heated and salt of repulsion force issue the bamboo and glue are bent while being heated at a high frequency it s ready in about ten minutes now it won t budge at all it must have been very difficult to reach this point yes we faced many issues for example with the bamboo bending but not sticking together properly we work through each problem and are now able to mass-produce the steering wheels after the bamboo material has hardened its polished coated and put through other processes until it s
the APC group is recognized as one of the world s leading forestry and plantation managers and has now undertaken to invest more than 50 million u.s. dollars into one of the most remarkable plant species on earth bamboo it s everywhere in Asia Africa and South America and yet has been overlooked despite its extraordinary versatility the aapc group is now set to become the leading player in the global bamboo market with plantation projects on the horizon in Africa Asia South and Central America and the United States the population of our planet is growing and so is the demand for energy our existing resources mostly fossil fuels are finite at already