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

Truss assembly jig preparation

Each fork leaves the robot cell as a finished component with all of the connection geometries required to connect it to its neighbours. Due to their large size we required a method to locate all of the pieces with respect to each other before bolting together. A large assembly jig has been constructed which will be used to construct the truss in two halves (Pink and green holes). The robot mills three reference points into each fork which relate to the tops of the vertical supports shown. With information from a 3D model, their location has been set out in plan using CNC sheets and their heights by laser levelled posts cut to height.