D-33 Tiling options generated in Rhino through Grasshopper plug-in.
Spacers are placed to insure a regular gap between folded aluminum panels.
Aluminum panels inspected prior to folding.
D-33 3-way joint developed from two intersecting pieces of aluminum.
Fluid cooled milling of aluminum plate.
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.
D-33 3-way joint developed from two intersecting pieces of aluminum.
Anodized aluminum pieces are pre-fit before folding.
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.
Assembly of aluminum skin.
Aluminum pieces are pre-fit before folding.
Perforation tests for aluminum honeycomb folding.
Assembly of aluminum skin.
Aluminum elements are prepared for folding.
Prior to final fabrication, aluminum samples confirm the scalar relationship between material thickness and channel width.
P-01 Aluminum joint geometry is developed using parametric manipulation.
D-33 3-way joint developed from two intersecting pieces of aluminum.