Printflatables: Printing Human-Scale, Functional and Dynamic Inflatable Objects

論文URL:http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3025453.3025898

論文アブストラクト:Printflatables is a design and fabrication system for human-scale, functional and dynamic inflatable objects. We use inextensible thermoplastic fabric as the raw material with the key principle of introducing folds and thermal sealing. Upon inflation, the sealed object takes the expected three dimensional shape. The workflow begins with the user specifying an intended 3D model which is decomposed to two dimensional fabrication geometry. This forms the input for a numerically controlled thermal contact iron that seals layers of thermoplastic fabric. In this paper, we discuss the system design in detail, the pneumatic primitives that this technique enables and merits of being able to make large, functional and dynamic pneumatic artifacts. We demonstrate the design output through multiple objects which could motivate fabrication of inflatable media and pressure-based interfaces.

日本語のまとめ:

袋状の布を空気で膨張させて3次元形状を形成する手法の提案。2層の布を縫い合わせる際に山(しわの寄り)をつくることで膨張時の角度を形成する。ソファ、腕や指の外骨格、サッカーゴールなどの作例を紹介。

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