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