Anodized aluminum pieces are pre-fit before folding.
P-01 Aluminum joint geometry is developed using parametric manipulation.
Aluminum elements are prepared for folding.
D-33 3-way joint developed from two intersecting pieces of aluminum.
Spacers are placed to insure a regular gap between folded aluminum panels.
Assembly of aluminum skin.
Fluid cooled milling of aluminum plate.
Assembly of aluminum skin.
A grasshopper definition was developed to slice the aluminum skin along user-specified planes, unfolded each resulting segment, and tested for fit within our limited sheet size.
Aluminum panels inspected prior to folding.
Prior to final fabrication, aluminum samples confirm the scalar relationship between material thickness and channel width.
D-33 Tiling options generated in Rhino through Grasshopper plug-in.
D-33 3-way joint developed from two intersecting pieces of aluminum.
Aluminum pieces are pre-fit before folding.
D-33 3-way joint developed from two intersecting pieces of aluminum.
A grasshopper definition handled a detailed, rigid unfolding of each aluminum segment, taking into account material thickness. This produced the necessary channel widths to be milled into the piece for a given fold angle.
Anodized aluminum pieces are pre-fit before folding.
Perforation tests for aluminum honeycomb folding.