Robofold: Using Robotics And Generative Software To Bend Sheet Metal!

Gregory Epps uses standard industrial robots to build complex and accurate forms out of sheet metal. The forming is achieved by folding sheet metal along curved crease lines.

Robofold At Workd\Robofold At Work

Using the Grasshopper generative CAD software alongside Kangaroo, physics simulation software, Gregory is able to build objects not possible with other methods of sheet metal manipulation.

The Robofold webpage is here and Gregory also has another site that discusses topics related to CAD and generative design.

You can also watch a video of the robots assembling the chair pictured here.

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