fabclay: robotic additive manufacturing processes
fabclay: robotic additive manufacturing processes
oct 18, 2012

fabclay: robotic additive manufacturing processes

‘fabclay’ by starsk lara + nasim fashami + sasha jokic: render of fabricating process in large scale

research aimed to explore a new digital fabrication system which is fully optimized, adaptive and human independent system has led barcelona-based students sasha jokic, starsk lara and nasim fashami from IAAC to demonstrate a new vision in the construction process of architecture. in terms of changing the logic of built from human as a constructor to machine, the project investigates the aspects associated in its technological possibilities.

starting with traditional research methods of building with simple and accessible materials and continuing to expand on the connections between structure and digital processes, the conception provides the capabilities to execute complex shapes emerging from mechanical performances and material possibilities. by exploring the behavior of tangible substances, potential is given to the rise in developing prototypes that can achieve a variation of different species in terms of scale, form and function.

fabclay: robotic additive manufacturing processes  picture of kuka robot, which was used in project, in printing process of column.

fabclay video

fabclay: robotic additive manufacturing processes  extruding process

fabclay: robotic additive manufacturing processes  process of searching coloration between 2d patterns and height

fabclay: robotic additive manufacturing processes first machine-material experiment, investigating what kind of parameters are important for fabrication process

fabclay: robotic additive manufacturing processes 10 cm radius and 15 cm height prototype, done with various machine parameters

fabclay: robotic additive manufacturing processes 30 cm radius with 25 cm height prototype done with 60 degree inclination

fabclay: robotic additive manufacturing processesfabclay: robotic additive manufacturing processes  diagram of the nozzle and pressure of the air extruding methods

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  • Awesome !!!

    Juan Alejo
  • SkyNet is here…I honestly don\’t get it…so, are we making crappy pottery, or windowless buildings for machines? A perversion of a great idea..I don\’t see awesome or amazing anywhere- I have a pastry bag that could be altered to use clay- where\’s the human component???

  • Extraordinary potential with a refreshing point of view. Hope to see some more work from those guys

    Clarence Hope
  • Domo arigato

  • Awesome guys!

    Anna Kulik
  • Awesome work!
    Keep doing

    E. Martínez
  • Amazing project, great job!

    john madisson

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