Vladimir Putin on March 29 began his planned visit to Nizhny Novgorod. The President began the program of a working trip to Nizhny Novgorod with the inspection of a new terminal at Strigino airport, built for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Within order to International airport “Strigino” made Composition of the three Matryoshkas (height 2.5 m, 1.7 m and 1.2 m). Material acrylic sheet stone Corian® DuPont Glacier White. One of the Matryoshkas (height 1.7 m) made in the “Mirrored” version.
Composition designed by the architectural Studio NEFA ARCHITECTS.
Using the previous experience of thermoforming 3D sections for making spherical shapes, we supplemented it by combining balls of different sizes. Thus, they reached the necessary form in the form of “Matryoshka”. Also, the reinforcement of structures with a plywood frame consisting of several sections connected together was provided. For the stability of a product having a large weight, a fastening structure to the base in the form of a metal rod was developed.
If the performance from the traditional material for us is not a difficult task, then we had to work with the “Mirror” surface. We conducted experiments on sticking a mirror film of different types, but we did not achieve the required quality and durability. Among the alternative coating methods, we decided on the technology of chemical metallization. Chemical metallization is the process of applying special chemical reagents for obtaining a metal decorative coating: “Chrome”, “Gold” and “Mirror”.
We purchased the necessary equipment and passed the accelerated (8-hour training). At the same time, the representatives of the equipment supplier company assured that it would be possible to achieve the required quality of the coating only by many-day experiments and experiments. Given the tight deadlines for the design development, fabrication and development of the new technology at 120 hours, set by the customer, the time to cover the “Mirror” remained 12 hours. Nevertheless, we successfully coped with the task on time and received a positive evaluation of the customer.