PhD Summer School
02920 Surface rationalization for hot-blade cutting in architecture
19-23 June 2017
Robotic Hot Blade cutting is a new method for fast production of architectural formwork,
allowing low cost construction of curved concrete buildings. The technology is
currently under development by a Danish robotics company
Odico. Methods for surface rationalization
and design for hot blade cutting have been developed at
DTU Compute, in collaboration with Odico and
Architecutral firm 3XN/GXN, currently in a project
funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark.
In this summer school we will cover some of the theory and methods that we have developed for
this purpose, including designing with, and approximating by elastic curves, which are the mathematical
model for the shape of the hot blade. A robotic hot-blade cutting cell will be provided for
the summer school by Odico, and this will allow
the accuracy of the mathematical models involved to be tested by making test cuts, and comparing
laser measurements of the
physical results with the CAD models.
See the Course description in DTU course catalogue.
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Here is the programme for the summer school (subject to minor changes).
Technical University of Denmark
2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Contact: Dorthe Thøgersen firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph: +45 45253038
Summer School Organizers
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Andreas Bærentzen firstname.lastname@example.org
Jens Gravesen email@example.com