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id ijac20064308
authors Kenzari, Bechir
year 2006
title Physical Modeling: the Convergence of Cutting-edge Technologies and Miniature Tooling
source International Journal of Architectural Computing vol. 4 - no. 3, 119-134
summary When Rapid Prototyping and CAD/CAM technologies (including CNC and Laser Cutting) became affordable, ten years ago or so, their reception within model-making circles turned from positive to disappointing because of their incomplete adaptability to the making of architectural objects. Then it was discovered, just few years later, that many modeling details can only be worked out through the use of specific materials, accessories and miniature tools which neither fall under the CNC, Laser or Rapid Prototyping headings. This new situation has implied, among other things, that the status of the model is to be defined in terms of a convergence of particular technological possibilities. Using two specific models as examples, the present article will debate this convergence, which is now allowing a smooth and fluid interaction between several model-making techniques. The tendency of model-making to move closer to the real act of building will also be highlighted.
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100%; open Kenzari, B. (2003) Find in CUMINCAD Investigation of Potentials and Limitations of Laser Cutting and CNC Routing Techniques for Architectural Modeling , Al- Shamsi, M. , ed., Proceedings of the Fourth Annual UAE University Research Conference, Research Affairs Publications Series, Al-Ain, UAE, 2003, ENG, 142-146
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