Wednesday, November 30, 2016

[wiiaulrc] Bender

We imagine a segmented powered device which bends metal tubes from the inside into complex shapes.  It is interesting how a 1-dimensional object can become 3-dimensional.  Inspired by protein folding.

Similar ideas: the powered device forms the desired shape in air, serving as a scaffold, then the tube is constructed around it, perhaps a pumped resin that hardens around the scafford, or precast segments transported then welded into place.

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