Robotic Strands

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)

ADVANCED ROBOTIC FABRICATION 2017:
PLA SURFACES


Student work from our robotic fabrication course taught at SCI-Arc. Using a Staubli robotic arm in combination with an industrial PLA extruder, this group developed tool paths designed to produce complex surfaces that vary greatly in texture and density. Experimentation started by scripting robotic tool paths designed to stretch the hot extruded material and ended with a complex surface expressed by thick dense texture and aberrant strands.



Course:
Advanced Robotic Fabrication 2017: Super Prosthetics
The Southern California Institute of Architecture

Instructors:
Garrett Sutherlin Santo
& Herwig Baumgartner

Students:
James Kubiniec, Ryan Ge, Rebecca Wiscombe, Mona Wang, Carol Kan
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