Robot Smoothly Cuts Free-Forms out of Marble – Watch Video
Materializing free-forms and complex geometries have never been easier. Now, with the aid of CAD systems and technologies like 3D Printing or robotics, the range of possibilities has vastly expanded. Achieving creative designs is no longer a dream, hindered by practicalities.
In 2014, Jelle Feringa from Odico and Lucas Terhall from Hyperbody presented ‘Carrara Robotics’, during the Rob|Arch Conference which is held by Association for Robots in Architecture every two years. The ‘Carrara Robotics’ video features a robot which uses ‘Abrasive Wire Cutting’ to smoothly cut a slender curved form out of a marble stone. The robot replicates a CAD model to release that desired form. According to Odico, this robotic cutting technique represents “a major leap forward, in terms of breaking old-tech limitations and production time on exotic materials.”
Here, watch the video ‘Carrara Robotics” and apprehend the true potential robotics carry for the field of architecture and design.