Archive for April, 2011

4-Axis Capability

4-Axis CNC Milling from Situ Studio on Vimeo.

Situ Studio has added a 4th axis to our in-house CNC router for rotary milling.

Atwood Sculpture

Situ Studio has recently worked with artist Sebastien Leon Agneessens on producing a sculpture piece for B Brian Atwood’s New York showroom. The sculpture consists of 174 hexagonal, polished aluminum tiles which form a 30 ft. long serpent-like figure. To fix each individual tile in a precise location and angle, Situ Studio designed a plywood armature that supported threaded rods with swivel fittings. The positions and lengths of the threaded rod as well as the angle of the swivels were all coordinated so that the complex, tesselated form could rise from a simplified plywood armature.

Grasshopper was utilized to generate a 3D model and manage all of the CNC fabrication data. The plywood armature and 174 aluminum tiles were numbered and nested onto cutsheets and a schedule of corresponding rod lengths was produced. The entire project took three weeks from start to finish.

See more about this project on our website.

Sculpture Design: Sebastien Leon Agneessens
Sculpture Design Consultation & Fabrication: Situ Studio

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