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After further testing I have discovered that for the time being, a hexagonal grid pattern is not a viable solution for this semester’s research with the limited time left. Due to the fact that the plastic is not directly smashed on the the fabric as it was during the 2D panel tests, there is a little bit of drag that is allowed before the plastic hits the suspended fabric—this causes a certain amount of curve smoothing to occur in the the extrusion path. Therefore a diagrid pattern is still the best solutions as it allows the extrusion path to be linear allowing the … Continue reading Updated on Semester Research
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 … Continue reading Final Design Proposal