C37.

MAGMA®

material properties and characteristics.

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MATERIAL DESCRIPTION.

NAME OF THE MATERIAL

MAGMA® The New Liquid Stone. 

MANUFACTURER

C37 (Material Development Studio)
Padre Mier 1070 Col. Centro 64000 Monterrey, Nuevo León - México

DESCRIPTION

MAGMA® : It is the first commercially available material belonging to the C37 material library; a stone-like porous material that has the same appearance and texture as basaltic stone (lava stone). In addition to being 23% lighter than the original stone, it can be cast in a mold to achieve organic shapes impossible to achieve with natural stone. After it is hardened, it can be transformed with tools for metals and wood. A lot of different colors are available and customizable on demand.

COMPOSITION

MAGMA® is a material for solid surfaces. It is porous and heterogeneous, made of 20% polymer and 80% minerals

aPplications

This material can be applied in different industries, such as architectural, industrial design, automotive, fashion and jewelry. 

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C37 SERVICES.

make with magma

The production service with MAGMA ® helps brands and studios that want to create unique and high quality products, avoiding the use of common materials and enabling new business opportunities while standing out from the competition.

01. SEND DESIGN & PROTOTYPE.

C37 will help you translate your design in order to be faster & cheaper to produce with the new liquid stone. The prototype stage includes :
A. Technical Design Feedback
B. Printing of 3D Model.
C. Mold engineering.
D. Prototyping

02. PRODUCE.

Once the prototype is approved, order at least 100 pieces to be produced with Magma® in an industrial scale for a wholesale price.

03. DELIVER

We ship worldwide quality MAGMA ® pieces.

magma products

Request our pre-designed wall and tile panels for interior projects. Sizes vary from 10 x 10 cm to 120 x 244 cm.

CUSTOMIZED MAGMA FORMULA. 

The MAGMA® formula has properties for certain applications. If your project requires MAGMA® with specific technical or aesthetic properties, you can contract our Materials Development Service to produce a new formula that meets the technical needs of your project.

Example: Develop MAGMA for car interiors, shoe soles ... etc.

LICENSE

Buy the material exclusivity. If you are interested in this service, send an e-mail to hello@c37.mx


BENEFITS.

 
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looks like stone.

It looks and feels the same as lava stone. Compared to other materials that try to imitate basalt, MAGMA® has the same texture due to its porous surface.

a liquid formula.

It's original state is semi-liquid, allowing the material to be casted in a mold and create aesthetically interesting shapes, difficult to achieve with stone and other materials.

Much LIGHTer & strong.

It is 20% lighter than basaltic stone.

It can also reach lower thickness without breaking, reducing the weight of products and has a higher resistance to impact than basalt. This creates opportunities for new applications.

COLORFUL stone.

Opposite to basalt stone, MAGMA® comes in gray and colorful shades. Any additional color can be developed, including a Terrazzo look.


PROPERTIES AND CHARACTERISTICS.

Learn the properties and characteristics of MAGMA® to understand the DNA of the material and it's possible applications. 

The behavior of MAGMA® may vary depending on its application, thickness and finishes.

 

USAGE PROPERTIES

Flamability : Low

Temperature: < 100 ° C

Water resistance: High

Chemical resistance: High

Scratch resistance: Medium

Outdoor use: Yes

Reflectivity: Light absorbing

Stain Resistance: Medium

Thermal Conductivity: High

Weight: Heavy

PROCESSING

Casting: Yes

Wood Working Tools: Yes

Metal Working Tools: Yes

Waterjet cutting: Yes

CNC Router Cutting: Yes

Laser cutting: No

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Stiffness: Rigid

Structure: Closed

Impact resistance: Good

Surface/texture: Matte, Porous

Translucence 0%

Surface Hardness: Hard

Density: p 1.73 g/cm3

Thickness ≥ 5 mm *Depending on design

Adherence: Estructural

 


COLOR palette.

Seven colors of stone

Inspired by other ceramics, stones and color found in nature the MAGMA® Color Palette was developed by C37. Choose your favorite color from the 07 swatches designed by C37.

 
 

*Color may vary, making each piece unique.

If you want to develop a new color or terrazo, request our material development service.

 

finishes

MAGMA® can be acquired in two textures: High porosity and Low porosity. 

High porosity.

Feels the same as basalt. Its pores are just on the surface, having a solid structure with higher strength. 

Low Porosity.

Has minimum pores on the surface, while keeping the basalt aesthetic appearance. 
Choose the texture depending on the look, feel and functionality of your product. 
*Texture may vary, making each piece unique.

Glossy.

A coat of glossy finish is applied to give a wet look that will last. This finish also provides extra protection.


 

DESIGN GUIDELINES.

Design Framework and considerations to follow in order to design MAGMA® products. 

 
 
  MINIMUM OBJECT THICKNESS &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;     5.00 mm   Thickness limits may vary depending on the shape and size of the object. Please ask C37 what is the lowest thickness for your design.&nbsp;

MINIMUM OBJECT THICKNESS      

5.00 mm

Thickness limits may vary depending on the shape and size of the object. Please ask C37 what is the lowest thickness for your design. 

  ACCURACY    ± 1.00 - 3.00 mm   Every product will be slightly different. Finishes are handmade and may reduce final product size.

ACCURACY

± 1.00 - 3.00 mm

Every product will be slightly different. Finishes are handmade and may reduce final product size.

  MINIMUM EMBOSSED AND ENGRAVED DETAILS    5.00 mm   Applies to products that require molds, and may vary depending on design.

MINIMUM EMBOSSED AND ENGRAVED DETAILS

5.00 mm

Applies to products that require molds, and may vary depending on design.

  exit angles   &gt;90°  Avoid locks on the mold by designing your product with open angles. Ask C37 design team to advice you on designing for molding.&nbsp;

exit angles

>90°

Avoid locks on the mold by designing your product with open angles. Ask C37 design team to advice you on designing for molding. 

 
 

HANDLING AND CARE.

CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE.

The surface of MAGMA 04 ® may be restored with soft abrasive tools and cleaning chemicals. Most stains can be easily removed with water and soft cleaners. Some chemical products must not be used to avoid staining and damaging the product.

For example: Acid cleaners, oils. Damages caused by inadequate use and cleaning tools and chemicals may be consulted with C37 studio.

MAGMA 04 ® is an inert material. When burned, it mainly emits carbon gas, and produces smoke.

Waterproof.
Dishwashable.
Do not microwave.
Not oven safe.

LIMITATION.

Under normal conditions, MAGMA®  supports up to 100º celsius before changing its properties. 

As it is made up with natural minerals, it may have slight differences in shades between products. When using the High Porosity finish, the surface may become stained  by absorption of substances.

Products surface may be protected from substances by applying a transparent lacquer, sealer or natural oils.

*This limitations apply only to the original MAGMA®  formula and may be adjusted to specific needs*


INSTALLATION.

SEALANTS AND ADHESIVES.

MAGMA 04® is compatible with several adhesives and sealants in the market for metals, polymers and wood.  Select the characteristics that are required for the final use of the piece to choose the most suitable sealant.

For architectural installations, such as floor and wall, it is recommended to use adhesives used in the installation of ceramic mosaics and concrete slabs.
To adhere a label or any other material to MAGMA®,  the adhesive recommended is a cold silicon (soft) or epoxy adhesive.

Screwing may be used for mechanical joints.  


AVAILABILITY AND COST.

AVAILABILITY

Remember to contact C37 to schedule an appointment to review design, cost and time of production.

COST

level of complexity + quantity of material used + quantity of order + due dates.

The production costs of MAGMA ® products vary since each design is unique and has different production implications, it depends entirely on the complexity of the design, the time the products need to be delivered (how fast they need to be produced) and the quantity of products. We offer two budgets, the first one is of the production of the prototype and the second one is of the production of the product line.

The cost for the whole production is given after the prototype is approved.


LEGAL CONDITIONS

We offer here the most current information available. This document is only intended to give some suggestions for the user. A test should always be made to determine if the materiel is appropriate for a certain application. This information can be modified in light of new knowledge and new experiments. It is impossible to predict the use that each reader will make of this information, but the document can not be considered in any way as an authorization to act under the protection of patent rights, nor as an incitement to infringe these rights.


TECHNICAL ASSITANCE

We are here to answer any question or concern you may have. We also apreciate your feedback which is why we have a Technical Support Team willing to assist internationally by phone, e-mail or video-call. 

 

Do you HAVE any QUESTION ABOUT MAGMA 04®?

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