madMeshMaker :: FINAL

by Madeline Gannon @ 4:01 am 10 May 2011

madMeshMaker::generative surface modeler

For my final project I created collection of objects rapidly designed+fabricated with the madMeshMaker app, CNC router, lasercutter, and vacuum-former. These objects are the physical derivatives an enriched version of the previous project, the madMeshMaker: a generative surface modeling environment, intended as an intuitive design tool with fluid output to various computer-numeric-controlled machines. The collection features innovated ways of using my application with a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional fabrication techniques.

+ + + Many more images can be found here + + +

 

This poster explores dynamic spatial associations created through intricate macro and micro patterning.

+ object: 11″ x 22″ poster
+ fabrication technique: lasercutter on blotter paper
+ total time: >5 minutes from beginning to milling | 130 minutes to lasercut

 


These wall panels were created from the plywood tiles. Made from thin, lightweight plastic, the paneling system combines the textural qualities of it’s wooden-form with the tactile qualities of the plastic.

+ object: spatial wall paneling
+ fabrication technique: vacuum-formed PETG | formed over plywood tiles
+ total time: >1 minute to heat | 10 minutes to assemble ]

 


This book/laptop/iPad stand leverages the material properties of laminated birch plywood to explore topographic patterning and symmetry.

+ object: birch plywood book/laptop/iPad stand
+ fabrication technique: 2-sided mill with CNC router
+ total time: >10 minutes from beginning to milling | 110 minutes to mill

 


The mirrored edges of these tiles create four distinct spatial patterns when aligned. The tiles leverage the material properties of laminated birch plywood to explore topographic patterning and symmetry.

+ object: (4) birch plywood tiles
+ fabrication technique: milled with cnc router
+ total time: >5 minutes from beginning to milling | 70 minutes to mill

 

This video documents the fabrication process of a birch book/laptop/iPad stand created with the madMeshMaker, and it leverages the material properties of laminated birch plywood to explore topographic patterning and symmetry.

This birch stand is the physical derivative of the madMeshMaker: a generative surface modeling environment, intended as an intuitive design tool with fluid output to various computer-numeric-controlled machines.

See more objects created with the madMeshMaker app, CNC router, lasercutter, and vacuum-former here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjuHrswC

*madMeshMaker was created using Processing

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