Force Based Furniture   

Study - Design - Development - Fabrication
Interactive Model
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Stress-Line Visualization

force flow in continuous print

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Material Reduction

structural simulation

Mesh Optimization

customized subdevision

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Formfinding
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Concept
Establishing Workflow

Sketching

Sub-D Modeling

Refining the Models

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Simulation
Structural Optimization
force based design

Defining main loads

Restricting anchor positions

Considering material thickness

Closing the edges

Remeshing to smoothen Model

 
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Meshing
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Custom Quad Mesh
Creating specific refinements

Using power function and graphical mapping to define distribution

Creating custom force resistant connections between table and legs

Controlling the detailed behavior of all areas

Refining for controlled smoothness

 
3D Printing
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Fabrication
In house prototyping

Exporting watertight mesh into .stl format

Slicing the model in Cura

Defining necessary support

Printing PLA prototype

Cleaning up the print

 
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