Variable Fabric Molds

Rather than striving to mold the fabric and extruded plastic composite, the project has begun to utilize actuated fabrics as molding strategies which become embed in the plastic/fabric composite.   In order to get the plastic to remain on the inside of the panels, the fabric molds will have to be inverted in order to print on the underside.     Continue reading Variable Fabric Molds

Lightweight Printable Composite Structures

  Lightweight Printable Composite Structures Abstract This proposal lays out the trajectory of research based around the fabrication of light-weight 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. Context There have been several project in recent years at various academic institutions such as SCI-Arc, MIT, and the University of Michigan that have sought to explore the possibilities and properties of CNC extruded martials. This research builds on the ideas inherent to 3D printing … Continue reading Lightweight Printable Composite Structures

Semester Proposal

Lightweight Printable Composite Structures MS_DT Pracitcum Research Proposal University of Michigan Winter 2013 Jeremy Luebker Abstract This proposal lays out the trajectory of research based around the fabrication of light-weight 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. Context There have been several project in recent years at various academic institutions such as SCI-Arc, MIT, and the University of Michigan that have sought to explore the possibilities and properties of CNC extruded martials. … Continue reading Semester Proposal

"Users not readers…"

‘I would like my books to be a kind of tool-box which others can rummage through to find a tool which they can use however they wish in their own area… I would like the little volume that I want to write on disciplinary systems to be useful to an educator, a warden, a magistrate, a conscientious objector. I don’t write for an audience, I write for users, not readers.’ Michel Foucault. (1994) [1974]. ‘Prisons et asiles dans le mécanisme du pouvoir’. In Dits et Ecrits vol. 11. Paris: Gallimard, pp. 523-4. (This passage trans. Clare O’Farrell). Continue reading "Users not readers…"

“Users not readers….”

‘I would like my books to be a kind of tool-box which others can rummage through to find a tool which they can use however they wish in their own area… I would like the little volume that I want to write on disciplinary systems to be useful to an educator, a warden, a magistrate, a conscientious objector. I don’t write for an audience, I write for users, not readers.’ Michel Foucault. (1994) [1974]. ‘Prisons et asiles dans le mécanisme du pouvoir’. In Dits et Ecrits vol. 11. Paris: Gallimard, pp. 523-4. (This passage trans. Clare O’Farrell). Continue reading “Users not readers….”