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dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Brian Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorRuthrauff, Hunter Allynen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-13T17:39:26Z
dc.date.available2015-12-14T17:55:53Z
dc.date.issued2012-09-13
dc.date.submitted2012en_US
dc.identifier.otherRuthrauff_washington_0250O_10064.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/20884
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2012en_US
dc.description.abstractMechatronics is a concurrent field blending mechanical (mecha) and electronics (tronics) engineering used for the development of interactive design and manufacturing. It opens a portal for information to flow between the digital and physical world the purpose of which is to control hybrid systems. This allows for input from one to generate output from another and vice versa. Symbiosis implies a mutually beneficial relationship between two entities whose performance dramatically increases as a result of this relationship. Essentially the action of one leads to the reaction of another in what can be described as an endless feedback loop. When the design and manufacturing of panels displaying highly complex smooth curvature are separated as two different processes the consequences are larger amounts of material waste, longer manufacturing times, and ultimately a more expensive outcome. Mechatronic forming, referred to here as [m]form, is associated with physical surfaces that are reconfigurable based on digital information. In this context [m]form is an additive casting machine that complements the contemporary disposition of architectural design and manufacturing as one symbiotic process that optimzes the production of pre-cast modular systems.en_US
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dc.rightsCopyright is held by the individual authors.en_US
dc.subjectadditive manufacturing; architectural manufacturing; architectural panels; digital fabrication; interactive surfaces; mechatronic formingen_US
dc.subject.otherArchitectureen_US
dc.subject.otherMechanical engineeringen_US
dc.subject.otherElectrical engineeringen_US
dc.subject.otherBuilt environmenten_US
dc.title[M]form : Symbiotic Design and Fabrication for Casting of Modular Systemsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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