The reconfiguration of tool parameters in clay extruder

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Abstract

Reconfigurable manufacturing systems (RMS), which have emerged with mass customization in the industry, allow the tool or system parameters to be adjusted in a controlled manner to produce customized products. Although the reconfigurable manufacturing systems have been applied in building and construction for waste, time, and cost reduction in producing specific mold forms at a prototype level, their utilization in additive manufacturing (extrusion) has not been explored. This paper presents, initial steps of ongoing research on the development of reconfigurable tools and workflow by transforming the tool's rigid parts with controlled parametric movable parts. The clay extruder tool used in crafts is transformed into a reconfigurable extruder tool that allows making customized forms. In the experimental setup, die combinations and tool head rotations are examined with the proposed Extrusion-based Making Grammar (EbMG). Produced forms illustrate the variations of the design space in relation to the rule sets. Here, a rule-based approach is found to be efficient for controlling the making parameters. This study explored the potentials of transforming a rigid craft tool into a customizable tool that allow the generation of product variation. It presents the preliminary stage of transforming craft tools into further digital craft tools.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeCAADe 2021 - Towards a New, ConfigurableArchitecture
EditorsVesna Stojakovic, Bojan Tepavcevic
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages161-170
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789491207235
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event39th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2021 - Novi Sad, Serbia
Duration: 8 Sept 202110 Sept 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference39th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2021
Country/TerritorySerbia
CityNovi Sad
Period8/09/2110/09/21

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Keywords

  • Craft
  • Extrusion
  • Hands-on making
  • Reconfigurable tools
  • Tool making

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