#MeshMould - robotically fabricated metal meshes as concrete formwork and reinforcement. #ETHZurich #GramazioKohlerResearch The research project Mesh Mould investigates the unification of reinforcement and formwork into a single robotically fabricated material system. During the first research phase a spatial robotic extrusion process was developed, allowing to examine the interdependencies of mesh typology and rheological behavior of concrete (see Mesh Mould 2012 - 2014). The second research phase at the National Competence Centre in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication focuses on the translation of the structurally weak polymer-based extrusion process into a fully load-bearing construction system. The current research focuses on the development of a fully automated bending and welding process for meshes fabricated from 3 mm steel wire. The research involves the development of a fabrication-, and structurally-informed mesh typology as well as the subsequent collaborative development of a specialized robotic end-effector together with the Agile & Dexterous Robotics Lab of Professor Jonas Buchli. Credits: Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich Research programme: NCCR Digital Fabrication Collaborators: Norman Hack (project lead), Dr. Nitish Kumar, Kathrin Dörfler, Alexander Nikolas Walzer, Dr. Jaime Mata Falcon, Michael Lyrenmann, Lex Reiter, Dr. Tim Wangler, Philippe Fleischmann, Andreas Reusser Selected experts: Agile & Dexterous Robotics Lab (Prof. Dr. Jonas Buchli), Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich Physical Chemistry of Building Materials group (Prof. Dr. Robert J. Flatt), Institute for Building Materials, ETH Zurich Concrete Structures and Bridge Design (Prof. Dr. Walter Kaufmann) Institute for Structural Engineering, ETH Zurich Industry partner: Sika Technology AG, Switzerland 📷: @lxwlzr
**Decided to put this here despite the fact that I’m not continuing with it because I don’t like it. I will be starting fresh.
Tired and grumpy, Kaidan resigned himself to his present purgatory of physical and emotional buffeting. It had been a hell of a day with meetings, interviews and formwork. The Alliance ran him from one building to another, from boardrooms, to meeting rooms to lecture halls hardly able to grab a bite to eat. Enough was enough and all he wanted to get home and relax, with his head in Shepard’s lap.
When he finally stepped through their front door ready to collapse in a heap, Chris grabbed him and hustled him out of the Alliance digs they called home and into a beat up old sky-car. A blindfold simply added insult to injury.