The production of design products from fine-grained concrete is a creative process that requires both manual skills and technical know-how. Here are the basic steps to make such products:
- The basis for the manufacture of concrete products is the careful selection and preparation of materials. Fine-grain concrete, also known as high-performance concrete, is made from cement, sand, gravel, water and additional additives if necessary. These materials are mixed according to the desired properties of the end product.
- Shaping is a crucial step that determines the aesthetic appearance of the product. The prepared concrete is poured into prepared molds that have the desired shape and size of the design. The molds can be made of different materials such as silicone, plastic or wood.
- After the concrete has been poured into the mold, it is gently mixed and compacted to remove any air bubbles and ensure the concrete is evenly distributed throughout the mold. This can be achieved by shaking, tapping or vibrating methods.
- The poured concrete must harden in order to achieve the required strength. Depending on the specific properties of the concrete, this step can be done in a special room with controlled humidity and temperature.
- Once the concrete has hardened sufficiently, the product is removed from the mold. This requires care and skill to ensure the design remains intact and no damage occurs.
- Finishing is an important step to achieve the desired appearance. Depending on the design, the surfaces can be smoothed, sanded, textured or otherwise finished to achieve the desired texture and aesthetics.
- Depending on the design and purpose of the product, additional elements can be added, such as: B. metal inserts, wood details or color finishes. These elements contribute to the uniqueness and diversity of the end products.
- To improve the durability and finish of the products, they can be sealed or coated. This not only protects the surface but can also add to the concrete look.
- After completion, the products are carefully checked for quality. This includes aspects such as strength, surface quality, design consistency and other specific requirements.