P-01 Aluminum joint geometry is developed using parametric manipulation.
D-33 3-way joint developed from two intersecting pieces of aluminum.
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.
D-33 3-way joint developed from two intersecting pieces of aluminum.
Aluminum elements are prepared for folding.
D-33 3-way joint developed from two intersecting pieces of aluminum.
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.
Fluid cooled milling of aluminum plate.
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.
Anodized aluminum pieces are pre-fit before folding.
Assembly of aluminum skin.
Anodized aluminum pieces are pre-fit before folding.
Aluminum panels inspected prior to folding.
Aluminum pieces are pre-fit before folding.