Plate Forming

Shape Studies

Bench Test

Students: Aaron Greene (G), Briar Biddle (UG)

Year: 2004

Machines: Laser Cutter

Materials: Acrylic

This experiment was our first attempt at to manage shape manufacture that includes assemblies, material and machining as variables. Models followed three common rules:

  • Shapes are divided into elements (maxim size determined by user)
  • Assembly geometry is embedded within each element
  • Elements in 3D are copied to 2D as planar shapes