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[M]form : Symbiotic Design and Fabrication for Casting of Modular Systems

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dc.contributor.advisor Johnson, Brian R en_US Ruthrauff, Hunter Allyn en_US 2012-09-13T17:39:26Z 2012-09-13 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.other Ruthrauff_washington_0250O_10064.pdf en_US
dc.description Thesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Mechatronics 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.rights Copyright is held by the individual authors. en_US
dc.subject additive manufacturing; architectural manufacturing; architectural panels; digital fabrication; interactive surfaces; mechatronic forming en_US
dc.subject.other Architecture en_US
dc.subject.other Mechanical engineering en_US
dc.subject.other Electrical engineering en_US
dc.subject.other Built environment en_US
dc.title [M]form : Symbiotic Design and Fabrication for Casting of Modular Systems en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.embargo.terms Delay release for 2 years -- then make Open Access en_US
dc.embargo.lift 2014-09-03T17:39:26Z

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