1. Making Various Clips for 1/16″ Wire
The original 1/8″ clips were scaled down the 52%, 54%, 56% and 58% to find the right material tolerance.
56% was chosen for the X connection. Others connections require design modification.
PLA. 0.1mm layer height. 50mm/s speed. 100% infill. 10 layers of brim.
2. Designing Parallel Clips for 1/16″ Wire
3. Chaotic Spiral Wire Bending
The goal of this exercise was to explore a parametric geometry as a mean to create a vertical enclosed volume. The spiral rotates as it travels upward. However, the rate of rotation is also increaed gradually. The spiral twists only slightly in the beginning, but is “chaotic” at the end.
The first bend-job was successful, although we wanted a taller more dense volume / form.
We passed a longer spiral polyline in the bend-job at 44% scale (reducing the length of each turn) in order to maximize the amount of geometric turns using one piece of wire.