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Robotic Fabrication of Sustainable Hybrid Formwork with Clay and Foam for Concrete Casting

Robotic Fabrication of Sustainable Hybrid Formwork with Clay and Foam for Concrete Casting

Xu, Weishun ; Huang, Zixun ;

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This paper presents a hybrid formwork fabrication method utilizing additive manufacturing with clay on top of curved foam surfaces robotically fabricated with hot wire. The primary focus of this study is to develop a relatively efficient and highly sustainable formwork manufacturing method capable of producing geometrically complex modular concrete building components. The method leverages fluidity and recyclability of clay to produce uniquely shaped, free-form parts of the mold, and reduces overall production time by using foam for shared mold support/enclosure. A Calibration and tool path generating method based on computational modeling to integrate the two systems are also subsequently developed.

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Palavras-chave: Robotic fabrication, Hybrid formwork, Mass customization, Clay printing, Foam cutting,


DOI: 10.5151/sigradi2020-52

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Xu, Weishun; Huang, Zixun; "Robotic Fabrication of Sustainable Hybrid Formwork with Clay and Foam for Concrete Casting", p. 377-383 . In: Congreso SIGraDi 2020. São Paulo: Blucher, 2020.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/sigradi2020-52

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