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IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints


IASS Symposium 2014

SESSION: General 1: Technical Detailing

Adaptive Mould - a cost-effective mould system linking design and manufacturing of double-curved panels

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: General 1: Technical Detailing
  • Title: Adaptive Mould - a cost-effective mould system linking design and manufacturing of double-curved panels
  • Author(s): Christian RAUN, Poul Henning KIRKEGAARD
  • Keywords: Adaptive mould, manufacturing, freeform, double curved, architecture
Abstract
The paper presents a concept for an adaptive mould surface, which is designed to fit the needs of contemporary architecture. The core of the concept is an adaptive surface manipulated into a given shape using information directly from the CAD drawing of the design. This is an automatic process and without production of waste, and the manipulated surface is fair and robust, eliminating the need for additional, manual treatment. Limitations to the possibilities of the adaptive mould are limited curvature and limited level of detail, making it especially suited for larger, double curved surfaces like facades or walls, where the curvature of each element is relatively small in comparison to the overall shape.

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