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

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By Anson Liaw
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In the lead up to the upcoming 2019 federal election, OCAD University and Instagram have teamed up to encourage Canadians to participate in the election. This past spring, OCAD and Instagram launched the “I Voted” sticker competition, which provided design students at OCAD U and NSCAD with an opportunity to design an Instagram Story sticker that will allow Canadians to share their voting experience with the rest of the Instagram community. The sticker will also link to timely Election Day information on when and where Canadians can vote.  
Partial Gallery x OCAD U Artist Showcase banner
Partial Gallery and OCAD University are excited to announce a new partnership and opportunity for OCAD U Faculty of Art students and alumni. A select number of OCAD U students and graduates are receiving complimentary 1-year Pro Accounts on Partial and inclusion as featured artists within the OCAD University Artist Showcase on Partial’s online platform.
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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