Y parametric Table at LDZIGN

13 10 2009

Y parametric table was selected as one of 17 projects that are going to be shown on make me! 2009 exhibition during International Design Festival LODZ DESIGN 2009. The exhibition is on display in ŁÓDŹ ART CENTER from 15th until 31st of October.

Y parametric table at LDZIGN

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Photos: Patrycja Sołtan

Support: Tomasz Kwieciński + Robert Krzysztofik

WF_092: 17th – 21st of August in Warsaw

24 08 2009

WF_092 was a workshop about parametric modeling and digital fabrication which took place from 17th till 21th of August 2009 in Warsaw. We would kindly like to thank Bentley Systems and sztuka-architektury.pl for their valuable help in organizing it. Our parametric tool was Generative Components and digital fabrication tool was a 2d water jet.

17th of August begun with a general introduction to computational design: from computational forms to the potential of artificial intelligence in design. An introduction to computational design tools such as parametric modeling, scripting and programming followed.We have spent the rest of the day on type-along GC tutorials.

18th of August begun with an introduction to computer aided manufacturing. From then on workshop’s participants worked in teams on parametric designs of urban furniture.

A mock-up of one of the designs was manufactured using water-jet and assembled on the 21st of August.

We would like to thanks to all of the participants for their inspiring and hard work.

Below is a video screen capture of the manufactured model in GC and a couple of images of the final piece:
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Water jet cutter in action:

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Assembly of the final piece at the digital manufacturing facility:

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Parametric Table Fabricated

9 08 2009

Here are some photos of the first prototype of the table. All the elements of the table were fabricated from one sheet of 18mm thick playwood. They were cut using water jet technology which does not interfere with the material’s inherent structure, as there is no “heat-affected zone”. This tool cuts using a mixture of water with an abrasive substance at high velocity and pressure. This gives a possibility to cut intricate and small elements which could already become final parts.

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Photos: Krystian Kwiecinski + Patrycja Soltan

Photograph assistant: Bartek Swiderski

Parametric Table

2 08 2009

The aim of the project was to design a table, which could easily be mass customized. To do that I decided that the whole table will be produced from one flat sheet  of material using  only one digital fabrication technique. Streamlining the process, I decided to use water jet technology for efficient fabrication, which also works with wood-like materials and doesn’t require postproduction finishing.

The whole project is done as a parametric definition in Grasshopper. At the end when all the details were embedded it turned out to be quite messy. As this is still a first version approaching to be prototyped I intend to modify and clean it up later on.

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