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