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