Congratulations Laura Lovell-Anderson for her one-year research residency at Autodesk

 

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 4:45pm

The project will integrate industrialized construction and two industrial manufacturing processes into one custom designed, fabricated, and engineered end of arm tooling that is attached to a large payload industrial robot. In doing so, the capacities of forming structural profiles (e.g. steel tube, I-beams, angle iron) for interior and architectural use are expanded. The two industrial processes that will be integrated are incremental profile forming (IPF) with induction bending (IB). Novel technologies, interfaces, and methods will be investigated to develop new knowledge of the architectural potentials for robotic incremental forming of structural profiles for the physical articulation of geometrically complex designs through robotic programming. This study will utilize an experimental research design to develop a novel automation approach that combines the two separate semi-automated manufacturing processes of IPF and IB into to a single and fully automated process through the use of a six-axis industrial robotic arm with custom engineered and fabricator end effector. In a variable-based approach to technologically-oriented research, the experimental set-up will provide for testing robot control, developing a procedure and defining the variables (degrees of freedom, task regularity, synchronicity, load testing, etc.) of integrating IB and IPF, and defining a database which contains a list of equipment, settings, order of coded operations, etc. 

Our team is comprised of experts and thought leaders from industry (PARTISANS & Sixpenny Architectural Fabrication), academia (Ryerson University), and entrepreneurial communities

Attitude, by Doug Panton
Creative Quarterly announced the 2018 Top 25 artists: Fine Art
Dark room with people in foreground and works of art, neon light
Close to 300 people escaped the cold and enjoyed the opening night of Onsite Gallery’s latest exhibition, How to Breathe Forever. The group exhibition underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, land, plants and water.
photo of Ishkhan Ghazarian with camera
Ishkhan Ghazarian, the recipient of a career-launcher job in the Rouge Park, has his show up in the Ada Slaight Gallery and it was just reviewed in the Toronto Star!
Student Danielle Coleman with MPP Glover in painting studio
Dr. Chris Glover, MPP for Spadina-Fort York and Opposition Critic for Colleges and Universities, visited OCAD University’s campus today for his first official tour and meeting.
AGO reimagined
Associate Professor Peter Coppin remembers the discussion with a visually impaired student that helped him understand how much can be misunderstood when a person has to depend on words to understand what someone else can see.
OCAD U Assistant Professor Ranee Lee's course in the Industrial Design Program challenges budding industrial designers to think locally as they team up with the Regent Park Sewing Circle.  
Sessional Instructor Laura Lovell-Anderson's one-year research residency at Autodesk Technology Centre (https://www.autodesk.com/toronto) beginning February 2019 for Robotic Forming of Structural Profiles. 
Opened in September 2017, York Region District School Board honoured the Order of Canada and Governor General Award recipient by naming its new Stouffville school Barbara Reid Public School.
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 4:45pm

The project will integrate industrialized construction and two industrial manufacturing processes into one custom designed, fabricated, and engineered end of arm tooling that is attached to a large payload industrial robot. In doing so, the capacities of forming structural profiles (e.g. steel tube, I-beams, angle iron) for interior and architectural use are expanded. The two industrial processes that will be integrated are incremental profile forming (IPF) with induction bending (IB). Novel technologies, interfaces, and methods will be investigated to develop new knowledge of the architectural potentials for robotic incremental forming of structural profiles for the physical articulation of geometrically complex designs through robotic programming. This study will utilize an experimental research design to develop a novel automation approach that combines the two separate semi-automated manufacturing processes of IPF and IB into to a single and fully automated process through the use of a six-axis industrial robotic arm with custom engineered and fabricator end effector. In a variable-based approach to technologically-oriented research, the experimental set-up will provide for testing robot control, developing a procedure and defining the variables (degrees of freedom, task regularity, synchronicity, load testing, etc.) of integrating IB and IPF, and defining a database which contains a list of equipment, settings, order of coded operations, etc. 

Our team is comprised of experts and thought leaders from industry (PARTISANS & Sixpenny Architectural Fabrication), academia (Ryerson University), and entrepreneurial communities