Digital Fabrication and Prototyping
27 February 2014

Project Details:

Type: Academic
Class: ELDS 745 | Spring 2013
Professor: Ryan Bacha
Software: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper,
CAD, Illustrator
Materials: 3-axis CNC Machine,
Laser Machine, High-Density Foam

Project Description:

The course examined the fundamental principles of advanced digital prototyping and fabrication methods like Contouring, Folding, Paneling, Corbelling, and Cross-Sectioning forming for architecture and building design. It focuses on the inherent value of digital prototypes to evaluate the viability and performance of the design intent with respect to material selection, methods, and the implications of assembly to document the fabrication process.

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Paneling Tool Based Fabrication

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Rhino – Paneling Tool Process

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Fabricated Folding Studies

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Fabricated Folding Study Process

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Rhino Contouring Process and CNC Prototype

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Rhino Contouring Process and Prototype Process

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Waffle Fabricated Model

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Waffle Fabrication Process

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Waffle Fabrication Process