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Unformatted text preview: MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 4.510 Digital Design Fabrication Fall 2008 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms . 4.510 Digital Fabrication Fall 2008 Introduction DIGITAL FABRICATION FOR QUICK ASSEMBLY Hypothesis Methods Having digital fabrication of accurate sizes of panels and components, the challenge of construction then lies on the easiness of assembly and disassembly. There- fore, it is important to have simple connection principle and keep a small number of components so that the assembly work can be done easier and faster. It also save time for labelling different components and the sequence of assembly. The chance of making errors will also be lowered. Therefore, the goal of the investiga- tion described below is to explore how panels can be connected by one simple connection principle with the least number of components. In each trial of model making, I have counted carefully the number of components that I have used to make a plane and how many more components that I need in order to turn the panels for the corner. Since the form of my design for the water taxi station is rectangular, the focus of the design is to enable the panels to turn 90 degree angle rather than for different angles. The investigation also tests out the elasticities and flexibility of different materials, including masonite, acrylic and aluminium sheet with the use of laser cut and waterjet. In order to simplify the connection principle and number of components, I would expect the joints should be simple enough for easy assembly but at the same time complex enough for connecting panels and fixing them in desired position. If minimum components are desired, the panels should have structural rigidity so that they do not need extra supporting components. tools for design computer models: rhino, sketchup and autocad apparatus: materials: 1/8 inch thick masonite, 1/8 inch thick aluminium sheet, 1/8 inch thick acrylic sheet and 1/16 inch thick acrylic equipment: lasercut for masonite and acyclic sheet, waterjet for aluminum sheet design: the size of interlocking parts between panels and joints depend on the thickness of the materials FIRST APPROACH figure 4 testing with acrylic sheet-the test is very successful with acrylic as 1/8 inch thick acrylic has good flexibility for joint2 figure 5 testing with aluminium...
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