Mariusz Polski

Mariusz Polski

Delft, NL


Digital Fabrication Study

Presented study is an attempt to build direct link between design and fabrication process.


Due to the assignment character, evolutionary information model was used to describe geometry that evolves along the prototype. Differentiation of the appearance is and outcome of transformation in time and space of initial genotype affected by external and internal forces. Under influence of linear energy growth in simulated particle model non linear behaviour visualise a spatial phenomenons and singularities in overall morphologie that were used to describe spacial qualities of the prototype. Desired structure determined bu recognising spacial patterns in mode evolution and describing parametrically defined geometry onto them.


In order to achieve free form geometry described in the information model various fabrication techniques were used during the prototyping process. 2D and 3D techniques such as laser cutting, deep forming, 3D milling and vacuum forming were combined in one coherent design. Whole procedure, excluding manual assembly, was a part of full digitalized fabrication process.


Connection details for the prototype elements were designed as an integral part of the prototype. Their shape and location was directly linked to the elements shape. Tagging system used for the connection details was signifying at the same time detail name and the pair of elements that suppose to be merged based on particular detail.

In order to achieve structural performance of the prototype at the material level composite technology was choose to be used. Each component of the prototype was described parametrically and oriented as a part of bigger mold geometry. Glass fibre fabric sheets were laser-cut based on flattening procedure applied onto same elements. Kind of the fabric with the characteristic cross woven structure was chooses to achieve material adaptability during vacuum forming process.

Parts of the prototype structure were assigned to be covered with transparent material, gaining higher overall prototype stiffens and usability. Transparent Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) thermoplastic was used to create filling elements, integrating in their structure connection details for the main structure. Designed forms were achieved due to the combination of 3D MDF milling and deep forming fabrication techniques.

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Status: School Project
Location: Prototype


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