IAAC – Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction
Workshop 1.1
Faculty: Laura PuigpinósKunaljit Chadha.
Faculty Assistants: Hazal Yilmaz, Ashkan Foroughi.


                                                                                                                                                                                                             Credits: Nyuntm // IAAC GSS-India 2019                                                                                                                       


The workshop aims at combining the agility of Computation Design with vigorous Industrial automation processes to fulfil the gap between Design to Production. Focusing on the increasing demands of mass customised components for the construction sector, Force_Form workshop focuses specifically on the question of  ‘Can material limitations be overcome by geometric interventions? ’. Therefore, the manufacturing workflow is an imperative part of the design process.

The Single Point Incremental Forming (SPIF) is a process which imparts 3D forms onto a 2D sheets directly formed by accumulative plastic deformations. Here, the structural capability of the sheet of material is augmented by local surface structuring. This opens up new potentials to structural shapes/forms which could be manufactured out of thin sheet of material.

The workshop will conclude with a 1:1 scale prototype of a facade system done through Robotic SPIF, and where students will design, develop and prototype different strategies to compose a modular facade system.

Credits: Eurecat ISF

Learning objectives

At course completion the student will:
-Design for production protocols: developing bespoke
-Robot path planning: Generating custom tool path for robotic manipulation
-Single Point Incremental Forming: in collaboration with Eurecat, exploring principles of SPIF
-Post processing and Assembly: dealing with application of sheet formed components