Digital Fabrication: Parallel Pleated Origami Arch
After a not-long-enough time period I and three teammates, Jesse Wetzel, Cameron Stewart, and Justin Tingue under Professor Maciej Kaczynski, completed a four month project researching parallel pleats and their application within plastic folding. Using the 3-axis Zund Knife cutter we creased a cut an aggregated structure held together by its neighbor using a somewhat involved tabbing system. Through my time as an employee in the University of Michigan Duderstadt center I have met some pretty great people and made a fair amount of connections. With a short conversation with Jeff I was able to get a time slot in the great video studio to document the project. With my teammates having reviews, Jeff and I tackled the challenge of transporting and documenting the structure. It ended up being very fun(ny) and got some nice pictures. I took some standard pictures of the structure, but was also able to get some nice detail shots. It was nice to get some artistic photographs in which is always enjoyable. I think a few of the photographs would be a nice image to hang up, even if the image itself is unrelated to what the project is about.