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Additive manufacturing for daylight - towards a customized shading device

Karagianni, L. and Turrin, Michela and Knaack, Ulrich and Hordijk, Truus (2015):
Additive manufacturing for daylight - towards a customized shading device.
Darmstadt, GJ, TU Delft, In: Student theses, [Master Thesis]

Abstract

The demand of customized solutions to product design and to the building sector, has become more and more evident during the last years. Researchers and architects are experimenting the potential of new technologies of digital fabrication, like Additive Manufacturing in order to facilitate the process of customized products. This project is motivated by the potential of digital fabrication in personalized solutions, leading to a “new industrial revolution” in the product design sector the industry of contraction. The research is focusing in “customization” by Additive Manufacturing where individuals are invited to be part of the design and production process, introducing a non-standardized solution for daylight and shading. The proposed sunshading devices for window frames, are customized by each individual according to his/her needs, exploring different geometries for efficient and aesthetically pleasant shading systems for facades. The performance of the sunshade is regulated by its geometrical characteristics. Therefore, a direct relation between geometry, fabrication and light control performance is suggested. This project tries to connect product design with shading performance by taking advantage of parametric and computational design techniques, for personalization of the design and, also, by utilizing additive manufacturing for the final customized product. The proposed external sunshading device for window frames is a “from file to factory” product, while every customer can create his own individual sunshade for a specific window frame. The concept introduces an interface, where the user will choose one of the specific geometries existing in an library of designs. Then he will adjust the geometry by changing the parameters given by the interface regarding his own individual situation, and he will 3D-print the sunshade to his printer or he will order his object printed, also, from the web. Finally, he will assemble the object with snap-fit connections and he will adjust it to his window frame. Since AM permits digital designs to become into physical products at any location in the world (i.e., “design anywhere, build anywhere”) and web 2.0 is able to propagate product ideas and designs fabricated through AM, it is obvious that the combination of the above -Web 2.0 with AM- can start a new approach of product design and new models of entrepreneurship.

Item Type: Master Thesis
Erschienen: 2015
Creators: Karagianni, L. and Turrin, Michela and Knaack, Ulrich and Hordijk, Truus
Title: Additive manufacturing for daylight - towards a customized shading device
Language: English
Abstract:

The demand of customized solutions to product design and to the building sector, has become more and more evident during the last years. Researchers and architects are experimenting the potential of new technologies of digital fabrication, like Additive Manufacturing in order to facilitate the process of customized products. This project is motivated by the potential of digital fabrication in personalized solutions, leading to a “new industrial revolution” in the product design sector the industry of contraction. The research is focusing in “customization” by Additive Manufacturing where individuals are invited to be part of the design and production process, introducing a non-standardized solution for daylight and shading. The proposed sunshading devices for window frames, are customized by each individual according to his/her needs, exploring different geometries for efficient and aesthetically pleasant shading systems for facades. The performance of the sunshade is regulated by its geometrical characteristics. Therefore, a direct relation between geometry, fabrication and light control performance is suggested. This project tries to connect product design with shading performance by taking advantage of parametric and computational design techniques, for personalization of the design and, also, by utilizing additive manufacturing for the final customized product. The proposed external sunshading device for window frames is a “from file to factory” product, while every customer can create his own individual sunshade for a specific window frame. The concept introduces an interface, where the user will choose one of the specific geometries existing in an library of designs. Then he will adjust the geometry by changing the parameters given by the interface regarding his own individual situation, and he will 3D-print the sunshade to his printer or he will order his object printed, also, from the web. Finally, he will assemble the object with snap-fit connections and he will adjust it to his window frame. Since AM permits digital designs to become into physical products at any location in the world (i.e., “design anywhere, build anywhere”) and web 2.0 is able to propagate product ideas and designs fabricated through AM, it is obvious that the combination of the above -Web 2.0 with AM- can start a new approach of product design and new models of entrepreneurship.

Series Name: Student theses
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Publisher: GJ
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3D printing Customization Parametric design Daylight performance
Divisions: 13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute für Structural Mechanics and Design
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute für Structural Mechanics and Design > Facade Structures
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2019 08:00
Referees: Turrin, M. and Knaack, Prof. Dr. Ulrich and Hordijk, Truus
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