CumInCAD is a Cumulative Index about publications in Computer Aided Architectural Design
supported by the sibling associations ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SIGraDi, ASCAAD and CAAD futures

PDF papers
id caadria2019_648
authors Schumann, Kyle and Johns, Ryan Luke
year 2019
title Airforming - Adaptive Robotic Molding of Freeform Surfaces through Incremental Heat and Variable Pressure
source M. Haeusler, M. A. Schnabel, T. Fukuda (eds.), Intelligent & Informed - Proceedings of the 24th CAADRIA Conference - Volume 1, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 15-18 April 2019, pp. 33-42
summary Advances in computational modelling and digital fabrication have created both the need and ability for novel strategies of bringing digitally modeled doubly curved surfaces into reality. In this paper, we introduce airforming as a non-contact and formwork-free method for fabricating digitally designed surfaces through the iterative robotic application of heat and air pressure, coupled with sensory feedback. The process lies somewhere between incremental metal fabrication and traditional vacuum forming of plastics. Airforming does not add or subtract material or use any mold or formwork materials that would typically be discarded as waste. Instead, airforming shapes a plastic sheet through the controlled spatial application of heat and the control of pressure and vacuum within an airtight chamber beneath the material. Through our research, we develop and test a method for airforming through 3D scanning and point cloud analysis, evolutionary physics simulation solvers, and robotic-aided actuation and control of heating and pressure systems. Different variations and analysis and workflow methods are explored. We demonstrate and posit potential future applications for the airforming method.
keywords Robotic Production; Digital Fabrication; Incremental Forming; Thermoforming; Freeform Surface
series CAADRIA
full text file.pdf (3,241,967 bytes)
references Content-type: text/plain
Details Citation Select
100%; open Clifford, B (2013) Find in CUMINCAD Thicker Funicular: Particle-Spring Systems for Variable-Depth Form-Responding Compression-Only Structures , International Conference on Structures and Architecture, Guimar?es, Portugal

100%; open Johns, RL (2014) Find in CUMINCAD Augmented Materiality: Modeling with Material Indeterminacy , Fabricate, pp. 216-223

100%; open Kalo, A and Newsum, MJ (2014) Find in CUMINCAD Robotic Incremental Sheet Metal Forming , ACADIA 14: Design Agency, Los Angeles, pp. 71-74

100%; open Kieferle, J and Katodrytis, G (2016) Find in CUMINCAD Fabricating Semi Predictable Surfaces - A workshop series on digitally fabricating freeform surfaces with aggregates , Complexity & Simplicity - Proceedings of the 34th eCAADe Conference 2016, Oulu, pp. 329-334

100%; open Lublasser, E, et al. (2016) Find in CUMINCAD Robotic Forming: Rapidly Generating 3D Forms and Structures through Incremental Forming , Living Systems and Micro-Utopias: Towards Continuous Designing, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia 2016, Melbourne, pp. 539-548

100%; open Oesterle, S, Vansteenkiste, A and Mirjan, A (2012) Find in CUMINCAD Zero Waste Free-Form Formwork , Second International Conference on Flexible Formwork, Bath, pp. 258-267

100%; open Weissenböck, R (2017) Find in CUMINCAD ROBOTRACK - Linking manual and robotic design processes by motion-tracking , ShoCK! - Sharing Computational Knowledge! - Proceedings of the 35th eCAADe Conference 2017, Rome, pp. 651-660

100%; open Williams, N, et al. (2011) Find in CUMINCAD A Case Study of a Collaborative Digital Workflow in the Design and Production of Formwork for 'Non-Standard' Concrete Structures , International Journal of Architectural Computing, 9, pp. 223-240

last changed 2019/04/16 08:25
pick and add to favorite papersHOMELOGIN (you are user _anon_729529 from group guest) CUMINCAD Papers Powered by SciX Open Publishing Services 1.002