CNC Adjustable Mould to Eliminate Waste in Concrete Casting

Paul Loh, David Leggett, Daniel Prohasky

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Abstract

Fabricating complex curvature in concrete panel typically required unique one-off formwork which is usually computer numerically controlled (CNC) milled, generating enormous waste as a by-product. What if, we can produce complex curvature in concrete with minimal or no immediate construction waste? This paper presents a novel machine designed by a team of architects and engineer to eliminate waste in concrete casting. Using a hyperbolic paraboloid geometric model, the machine produces variable shape using a single mould design reducing waste and cost to the casting process. The paper discussed the design framework of the system and its fabrication workflow. The outcome is digitally scanned and verified to satisfy industry standard. The paper concludes by reviewing the application of the system and highlighting the need for future research into digital fabrication and design that is less wasteful and waste conscious to better the process of constructing our built environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputing for a better tomorrow – Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
EditorsAnetta Kepczynska-Walczak, Sebastian Bialkowski
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages735-742
Number of pages8
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9789491207150
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event36th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2018 - Łódź, Poland
Duration: 19 Sep 201821 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference36th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2018
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityŁódź
Period19/09/1821/09/18

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