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