robotic hot-wire cutting

“Craft meets the machine in rapid fabrication. We can generate craft with the help of technology“.

Nery Oxman

hot-wire cutting is a process that permits to elaborate intricate surfaces. Starting from foam panels, the process tested the possibility to obtain pieces that can be used in contruction industry as facade panels.

starting from the hot-wire cutted foam panel, it is termoformed and then used as a mold to fabricate concrete blocks. Each concrete panel is accurate to the original geometry, elaborated via computational design. This process was invented by Politecnico di Milano and has been use today to push the boundaries of geometry complexity using concrete material.

credits: indexlab, politecnico di milano
date of showed project: july 2019

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