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_id caadria2016_559
id caadria2016_559
authors Cokcan, Baris; Johannes Braumann, W. Winter and Martin Trautz
year 2016
title Robotic Production of Individualised Wood Joints
source Living Systems and Micro-Utopias: Towards Continuous Designing, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2016) / Melbourne 30 March–2 April 2016, pp. 559-568
summary Modern modular constructions can consist of highly indi- vidualised elements that are produced at nearly the same efficiency as serial manufacturing. This paper focuses on the project “WoodWaves” an Info-Point for the conference World Congress of Timber Engineer- ing, which was designed with this new conception of modularity. The process utilises a robotically operated milling cutter to form block- board panels out of spruce, which make up the multifunctional infor- mation point. The entire object is produced with only sliding dovetail joints. Parametric design methods were developed to automatically adjust each joint to fit the individual conditions. New CAD/CAM in- terfaces, linking design directly with fabrication, enabled the serial production of 108 different shaped elements with a 6-axis robotic arm.
keywords Computational design; robotic production; digital fabrication; wood joints; info-point
series CAADRIA
last changed 2016/03/11 09:21

_id caadria2014_147
id caadria2014_147
authors Dounas, Theodoros and A. Benjamin Spaeth
year 2014
title Universal Dovetail Joint
source Rethinking Comprehensive Design: Speculative Counterculture, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2014) / Kyoto 14-16 May 2014, pp. 409–418
summary The paper presents the geometrical investigation of a three-dimensional dovetail joint that can lead (timber) frame construction to more than two-dimensional frames; the creation of timber construction with timber members meeting at irregular angles can be shown to be feasible, simplifying overall construction. Traditional joints in timber construction usually work only in two dimensions, in other words in planar surfaces, resulting thus in complicated assemblies in three-dimensions. Stemming from traditional timber dovetail joints, the universal joint under investigation is produced under revolution of the geometry of a dovetail fastener through its middle axis. The resulting concave disk can connect timber elements under irregular angles, without the need for the structural members to lie in the same plane. The joint works due to friction between members rather than using any other element of bonding, allowing for the assembly of joints and structural members with no specialized tools. The paper explores the geometric constraints and degrees of freedom that such a disk creates in timber construction, and consequently in similar linear construction systems.
keywords Universal Joint; timber construction; geometric investigation
series CAADRIA
last changed 2014/04/22 08:23

_id acadia17_456
id acadia17_456
authors Page, Mitchell
year 2017
title A Robotic Fabrication Methodology for Dovetail and Finger Jointing: An Accessible & Bespoke Digital Fabrication Process for Robotically-Milled Dovetail & Finger Joints
source ACADIA 2017: DISCIPLINES & DISRUPTION [Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-0-692-96506-1] Cambridge, MA 2-4 November, 2017), pp. 456- 463
summary Since the advent of industrialized processes in modern construction industries, the development of and relationship between computer-aided tools of design and computer-controlled tools of fabrication has steadily yielded new and innovative construction methodologies. Whilst industry has adopted many of these innovations for use by highly efficient machines and flexible processes, their operation is often highly dependent on industrial scales of production, and thus often inaccessible for small-scale, bespoke and affordable application. The prototype integrated joint milling methodology, case study and open-source software plugin ‘Dove’ presented in this paper, explores the efficacy of algorithmic processes in dynamically generating complex tooling paths and machine code for fabrication of bespoke dovetail and finger joints on a 6-axis industrial robot. The versatility, speed and precision of 6-axis robotic milling, allows us to liberate the efficiency, integrity and aesthetic of the dovetail and finger joint types from traditional application, and apply them to new architectures involving mass-customisation, complex form, and diverse materialities. In the development of full-immersion milling toolpaths and back-face filleting techniques that drastically reduce cutting times, tool path complexity and material waste, this study seeks to build upon past and current research by proposing a comparatively simple, efficient and more intuitive approach to robotically-fabricated integrated jointing for application at a variety of scales.
keywords material and construction; fabrication; construction/robotics; digital craft; manual craft
series ACADIA
last changed 2017/10/17 09:13

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