Final Design Proposal

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

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

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