Molding and filament winding of spatially graded material properties through computational design
Author(s)Gonzalez Uribe, Carlos David
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
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Three-dimensional printing and computational design have enabled designers to spatially vary material properties in objects. Nevertheless, this technology has current limitations that include material durability, cost and speed. In this thesis I demonstrate two novel fabrication processes that I developed, multi-material molding and casting and crafted filament winding, this processes allows for the gradation of material properties in a low cost and fast process. Then, I applied this method to two design scenarios, a mid-sole for a running shoe and a prosthetic socket for trans-tibial amputees. The thesis details the design workflow from computational data driven design to the fabrication of low-cost functionally graded material systems.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2014.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 98-100).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.