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    Cellular Screen Prototype

    The first full size screen prototype is complete. On the first go, the individual pieces went together exactly as anticipated, and Carolyn’s etched tattoos simplified the assembly process. Combined with light bouncing through its cells, the screen’s connections transform...

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    Flojet Aluminum Prototypes

    The furniture objects have now been prototyped in different materials, scales, locations and tools. After CNC routing plywood at full-scale and laser cutting acrylic at 1:6 scale, we got to Flojet aluminum sheet at 1:6 scale. We made numerous...

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    Screen Tests

    Full scale screen prototyping began this week. To find the perfect fit, we bracketed tooling settings by testing differentials between the actual bit diameter and those specified in our CAM settings. Carolyn and Joe milled 7 tests, with each...

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    Exhibition Bases

    For our upcoming exhibition, we’ve adapted a Five to Thirty Minute Chair and the Rotational, Cat in Bag iii and Torsion Table to serve as bases to display scale prototypes. Each object was adapted parametrically to share common proportions,...

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    Industrial Laser Cutting

    Whole Shop in Akron cut AtFAB acrylic prototypes with their industrial grade laser cutter.  We were intrigued with achieving detail and differentiation from a heavy manufacturing operation equipped for mass production jobs in titanium and steel. We are producing...

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    Atomic Cities Subsurface Modeling

    Filson and Rohrbacher’s Atomic Cities Research Group is working on a Department of Energy funded project that is considering the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, Kentucky. Our project scope includes a history of the site, a 150 year plan...

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    Flojetting at AMS

    This month, we are traveling between shops in Louisville, Akron and Columbus to ensure that AtFAB works on different cutting machines and in different materials. In Louisville we are collaborating with AMS to Flojet scale models from aluminum.  The...

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    Roto Table Adaptation

    We adapted this Rotational Table to use as a television table. We designed the compartments to accommodate Apple TV, a cable modem, and speakers and routed slots into the center panels to lighten the piece, ventilate electronics and allow...

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