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Each week we bring you an email focused on the software and hardware technology in the workshops at Shape To Fabrication.
Shape To Fabrication

Workshop announcement:

Over the next four weeks we will bring you a new email each week outlining the workshops at next month’s Shape To Fabrication conference.
 
The workshops present a new concept in professional architectural learning by providing first hand access to teaching from industrial developers of manufacturing processes, fabrication experts and software developers for the Rhino and Grasshopper software platform.
 
A total of four workshops will run over four days, building components that perform specific functions; foundation; structure; interior and exterior façade; and the results of all four will be integrated into a single full-scale assembly.

Join us and learn from the best expertise available – direct from the developers themselves. Find your ideal workshop to experience a range of digital fabrication and generative design techniques.

 

A smooth solution for surfaces.


FUNCTION: INTERIOR FAÇADE
COMPONENT: CORIAN FREEFORM PANELS
TEAM: CUTTING EDGE // EVOLUTE TOOLS
 
The workshop addresses the challenge of designing panelling for freeform surfaces that can be efficiently manufactured within production parameters. The workshop addresses this problem through an integrated software and material approach. Evolute Tools, a Rhino plugin, provides the computational tools to analyse and optimise designs to take advantage of the technique of heat forming Corian strips. Through Day 1 and 2, you will develop and prototype designs, followed by generating production data. You will then attend the Cutting Edge factory on Day 3 in order to fully immerse yourself in Corian processing, before assembling the final structure on Day 4.
 
EVOLUTE TOOLS:
EvoluteTools for Rhino is an advanced plugin suite providing access to freeform surface panelization, planarization and geometry optimization. EvoluteTools workflow involves forcing the subdivided version of a user created coarse mesh to take the shape of an input surface (NURBS polysurface, TSplines surface, mesh) and then refine the result by optimizing for different constraints like planarity of faces, smoothness of seams, closeness to the input surface and many others.
 Evolute
Developer website: http://www.evolute.at
 
CUTTING EDGE:
Cutting Edge provides a full solid surface fabrication service to designers, architects, builders and retail outlets.  A diverse range of items are fabricated with our 3- and 5-axis CNC routers. Advanced fabrication techniques include: single and double curvature thermoforming, image sublimation, hidden fixings, engraving and reverse engineering.


Developer website: http://www.cuttingedge-uk.com
 
Post comments or questions and follow the build up and pre-development on the dedicated Group page:
 STF4workshop_Corian+EvoluteTools

Learn more about the other three workshops at the Shape To Fabrication website.
 
When: 14th-17th November
Where: RoboFold studio/factory in London
How: Tickets from the Simply Rhino webstore or contact Simply Rhino directly.

To become a sponsor, please contact us directly or download the sponsor pack.

Simply Rhino
Conference Organiser:
RoboFold
Workshop Organiser:
HP
Gold Sponsor:
T-Splines
Bronze Sponsor:
CHAOS GROUP
Bronze Sponsor:
Rhino3D
Partner:
LSBU
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