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Core-Less Filament Winding

Robotically Fabricated Fiber Composite Building Components
  • Marshall Prado
  • Moritz Dörstelmann
  • Tobias Schwinn
  • Achim Menges
  • Jan Knippers
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Abstract

The research presented in this chapter describes novel strategies towards robotic fabrication of geometrically complex fiber reinforced building elements. The research focuses on “core-less” filament winding processes which reduce the need for formwork allowing for the fabrication of individual one off components with differentiated fiber layout. The first part of the chapter introduces the need for advanced fabrication strategies in order to use the full potential of fiber composites anisotropic material behavior and the need for complex geometries in performative lightweight structures. The second part contextualizes the presented work by linking it to relevant contemporary and historical precedent. The main part of the chapter discusses methods developed for the “core-less” filament winding processes, followed by conclusions and outlook towards future potentials.

Keywords

Robotic fabrication Fiber composites Core-less filament winding Lightweight 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marshall Prado
    • 1
  • Moritz Dörstelmann
    • 1
  • Tobias Schwinn
    • 1
  • Achim Menges
    • 1
  • Jan Knippers
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Computational Design (ICD)University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE)University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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