This is an abstract interpretation of what we have already made as of our final analogue machine, but converted into a CNC model. It will be 2.5 axis, in the sense that the Z Axis machine will have a boolean interpretation of true or false, as opposed to being able to control coordinates…or not…yet to be solidified.

We are drawing inspiration from many different pre-existing projects and material forming methodologies. such as:

Markus Kayser Solar Sinter
Paolo Soleri Ampitheater Earth Work
Paolo Soleri Ampitheater Earth Work

 

 

Attempt to understand our 3D Sand Sintering-esque machine
Attempt to understand our 3D Sand Sintering-esque machine

The big question for us how much we might ask of this machine. Does it just move sand? Does it harden sand and then move it? Does the sand get completely removed? Is the new material its own body, or just a hardener?