AA Design + Make Masters study at the Architectural Association Hooke Park

Robot fabrication starts

We have started machining the first forks with the robot arm. The first step (photo 1) is to register the positions of the support trolley by pointing the robot a the top of each of the three support bolts that correspond to the fork reference positions from the scan. We then (photo 2) bring in the fork and check it is in the expected position, working with Pradeep in the control booth (photo 3). There are three main types of connection: making planar end-faces where chord pieces meet end on (photo 4); tenon ends at the end of the branches; and flats where the secondary web members will join (photo 5).