This proposal lays out the trajectory of research based around the fabrication of light-weight printable structures formulated from a composite of plastic and fabric. The work proposes to build upon the current vein of research in extruded plastics to create a viable method of construction utilizing this method of fabrication.
The work this semester is being based off the calibration of the fabrication procedures develop during the last semester’s work. It is being advanced through research in increased fidelity of the e printing process as well as further exploration into the panelization and surfacing possibilities afforded by this system.
The final design for the proof of concept for this research project will consist of a double surface wall system. This system will consist of two opposing geometric and parametrically designed surfaces manufactured from with the light weight printable composite fabric and plastic system proposed, demonstrating its advantages and capabilities.