Toolpath Simulation, Design and Manipulation in Robotic 3D Concrete Printing

Luca Breseghello, Sandro Sanin, Roberto Naboni*

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Abstract

Digital fabrication is blurring the boundaries between design, manufacturing and material effects. More and more experimental design processes involve an intertwined investigation of these aspects, especially when it comes to additive techniques such as 3D Concrete Printing (3DCP). Conventional digital tools present limitations in the description of an object, which neglects material, textural, and machinic information. In this paper, we exploit the control of extrusion-based 3D printing via programmed layered toolpath as a design method for enhancing the control of the manufactured architectural elements. The paper presents an experimental framework for design, analysis and fabrication with 3DCP, developing a system for materializing interdependencies between geometry, material, performance. This is applied to a series of architectural artefacts which demonstrate the advantages and possibilities opened by the introduced workflow, expanding the design process towards higher control on the objects buildability, structural integrity and aesthetic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProjections - Proceedings of the 26th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2021
EditorsAnastasia Globa, Jeroen van Ameijde, Adam Fingrut, Nayeon Kim, Tian Tian Sky Lo
Volume1
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Publication date30. Mar 2021
Pages623-632
ISBN (Print)978-988-78917-5-8
ISBN (Electronic)9789887891758
Publication statusPublished - 30. Mar 2021
EventThe 26th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2021 - School of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 29. Mar 20211. Apr 2021

Conference

ConferenceThe 26th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2021
LocationSchool of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHong Kong
Period29/03/202101/04/2021

Keywords

  • 3D Concrete Printing
  • Robotic Fabrication
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Toolpath Simulation
  • Toolpath Manipulation
  • Robotic fabrication
  • Toolpath manipulation
  • Toolpath simulation
  • 3D concrete printing
  • Additive manufacturing

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