A Bridge Too Far

a robotically formed aluminum bridge

A Bridge Too Far is the second product of incremental forming research at CITA. After the first project, Stressed Skins, used single point incremental forming (SPIF) with 0.5mm mild steel, this iteration expands materials into aluminum and plastics as well as forming from both sides – double point incremental forming (DPIF).

The project was installed and exhibited on the campus of the Danish Royal Academy (September – December 2016) as part of the Complex Modelling exhibition.

 

Skills Contributed

  • - 3D design
  • - robotics programming
  • - custom tooling
  • - custom digital fabrication workflow
  • - material testing
  • - schedule management
  • - welding and steel fabrication
  • - documentation, video and photo