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Super-Details: Integrated Patterns from 3D Printing Processes to Performance-Based Design

  • François Leblanc
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 527)

Abstract

Performance-based architecture has predominately been influenced by computational advances in simulating complex organizations. The advent of 3D printing, however, has introduced a new approach to generate complex forms, which is redirecting focus from shape-centric design to material design, namely, innovative structures and properties generated by the process itself. This article investigated the multiscale approach potential to design using extrusion-based 3D printing techniques that offer novel geometric organizations that conform to desired performance. It was found that 3D printed toolpaths adapted to extrusion-based systems render an anisotropic behavior to the architectural object that is best optimized by designing tessellated surfaces as the primary structural shape from which small-scale periodic surfaces can be embedded within a larger geometric system.

Keywords

3D printing Multiscale design Extrusion-based systems Porous material Topology CAD integration 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The author would like to thank professor Aaron Sprecher, director of LIPHE laboratory, for the development of large-scale 3D printing and the valuable experience gained from the Evo DeVO project, together with Clothilde Caillé-Lévesque and Zhongyuan Dai for the development of prototypes. The research have been funded by the SSHRC grant.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontréalCanada

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