An Integrated Manufacturing System with Reconfigurable Multi-Point Forming Technology for Fabrication of Complex Cladding and Facades
Currently, there are no efficient, sustainable and adaptive means of producing large compound-curved cladding and facades in constructional and architectural engineering. This paper described a new and cost effective approach to achieving an integrated manufacturing system by employing innovative digitalised multi-point forming technology. The system integrated with CAD/CAM/CAE/CAT software enables rapid and flexible manufacturing functional and aesthetic panels of 3D freeform cladding and facades through die-less forming and fixture-less assembly.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
D.T. Pham et al., "An Integrated Manufacturing System with Reconfigurable Multi-Point Forming Technology for Fabrication of Complex Cladding and Facades", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 3507-3512, 2011