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A few images from the second full scale mock-up…
-1/8″ Aluminum may be excessive in weight for panel + tab connection
-A perforated score @ 1/8″ aluminum is very difficult to bend. Either the panel must be 1/16″ thickness or use a channel notch, which may only allow for 90 degree folds.
-Folded connection is very clumsy looking, may go for a triangular shape as well as cut away most of the back face of the connection b/c the first fold restrict almost all of the force
The code has been updated to:
-nest all text & panels
-Control the orientation of the connection, either inside or outside
The 1/8″ scale model will use a “tab” connection as the scale is too small to demonstrate the accurate connection. The tab connection also utilizes the possibility of folding each panel with 1/8″ scale materials. Two holes are provided in the tab connection to account for a standard staple to replace the full scale bolts. The tab restricts almost all axis of rotation and should provide an estimate in the overall structural efficiency of the form.
1 of 4 nested sheets including:
-Unique 2 digit number