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