The Adaptive Mould technology is here to help create double curved shapes from 3D drawings with a high surface quality, fast and efficiently.
The design is an innovative way of casting double curved unique building elements in one single subject casting mould that adapts to the required shapes.
The technology can be used for prefabrication of moulds or elements and does it significantly more efficiently than other shell fabrication methods.
Photos show a 1200 x 1200 x 400 mm Adaptive Mould with 3D laser Positioning.
“ADAPA helps you realize curved architecture with minimum waste of material and time.”
This section describes an example of a production process. The Adapative Mould’s process can be described in three main steps.
The technology provides the users the ability to manage and plan the production of a larger 3D shape with double-curved surfaces in a digital CAD environment and easily divide it into sections for production.
The digital section is then pulled to the mould and adjusts rapidly to the required casting shape effectively with a high-quality surface casting in a controlled environment.
In a CAD environment the 3D model is reviewed according to the specific geometric requirements of the Adaptive Mould, before being indexed into a production friendly panel setup. The indexed panels are then transfered through Adapa’s plugin directly to the Adaptive Mould.
The casting sides are applied to the mould surface in reference to the projected lines from the above suspended laser projector. The mould position is tested to verify the final panel shape, finally the material is added to the mould surface.
The mould is positioned to the final panel shape and is left until the material is hardened. After hardening, the mould is positioned to release the panel from the surface and the finished panel can be extracted.
ADAPA provides technology to manufacturers, fabricators and architects. Depending on the production scale and type, our solution can be fitted to function with different mould sizes and casting materials.
Moulds can be built to fit your custom specifications in any size. The size of the moulds should be determined by the needed size variance in your final product.
Typical examples of sizes:
1.2 x 1.2 x 0.4 m
1.1 x 2.2 x 0.4 m
1.2 x 3.6 x 0.5 m
The possible minimal curvature radius is often the most important parameter to take into account when ordering an adaptive mould.
This radius determines the shape variances possible with a specific mould configuration. The diagram show to the right illustrates the minimal curvature radius and the maximum surface angle of the mould.
The angle and minimal curvature constraints ensures a high surface quality for the cast elements.
A larger number of materials can be moulded on the adaptive mould and the technology can be optimized to fit specific needs within material processes.
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