WoodWeaver Fabricating curved objects without moulds or glue

Taisuke Ohshima, Takeo Igarashi, Jun Mitani, Hiroya Tanaka

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Abstract

In this study, we propose a novel computational system called WoodWeaver for fabricating curved surfaces from conventional materials without using moulds. We use a cutting-based material bending method called Dukta. Our system enables a user to design a single free-form curved surface and to fabricate it based on the bending deformation characteristics of the material. The system also indicates an invalid shape; that is, one that will break upon bending deformation. The user can then design a valid shape with this information. We also develop an optimal Dukta pattern that is the smallest-sized gap pattern necessary to represent a user-designed shape. Given a valid shape, the system generates the optimal pattern and a machine cuts four modules with this pattern. Finally, the user assembles these modules to obtain the desired shape.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputation and Performance
EditorsRudi Stouffs, Sevil Sariyildiz
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages693-702
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789491207044
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event31st International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2013 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 2013 Sep 182013 Sep 20

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference31st International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2013
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period13/9/1813/9/20

Keywords

  • computational design
  • Digital fabrication
  • interactive modelling
  • mould bending
  • personal fabrication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Education
  • Architecture

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