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