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Software: SketchUp, 3dsmax, ArtCAM, Match3
Material: Plywood 10*10*1 sm
Challenges: Create a tile with your own drawing using cnc machine
The idea was to create a panel of Soviet hruschovka with its typical inhabitants.
DESIGN PROJECTIn the beginning, the base unit with clear dimensions in the sketchpUp was designed, exported to 3dsMax, where entourage and staffing – curtains, grandfather, cat and flower were added. Later, the model was exported to stl.
model from scetchUp
PREPARING WAYTo create a tile it was necessary to prepare a path for bits in the CNC machine. The path consists of two parts: draft and finish. Rough removes large masses, has a big step, but it works roughly. Pure has a smaller step on all axes, but takes much more time. When creating a path, you need to upload a file stl, specify the thickness of the material, and also the bit for the finishing and roughing path, then in the final path, you can choose the way to create the picture in the last step: one-way, two-way, radial and ect.
PROCESS OF MILLING
TOWER – GNM
The assignment was to construct a tower using press fit laser cut modular pieces with a dimensional limit of 150mm on the length. Materials: Modular patterns were restricted to 3 patterns or modular units.
Pre-Design - Conceptual approach: The concept was based on attainment of the maximum height without compromising the structural integrity of the tower frame. with these two parameters as the basis, it was evident that additional stability could be attained by the use of a cross-pattern of "beam" structures. Horizontal elements were left out. Iterations and Re-Design: In line with the initial concept of simplicity, there were few iterations between the initial design and the final version.
Troubleshooting: The initial design had stability issues due to the initial proposal of framing the beams using continuous interlocking. This made the initial design heavy. Whereas the interlocking pattern was maintained for the base in order to keep the structure stable, the interlocks were discarded at the subsequent upper levels, making the structure lighter and allowing for attainment of increase height. Cutting & Assembly: Cutting out of the modular units was done using a laser cutting machine. The cutting process took about 45 min. The Team Credits: Whereas the final product was a product of active team work on the part of all team members, the cutting work was conducted under the guidance of the course supervisor Ivan Mitrofanov since at the time non of the team members could conduct the cutting works independently.