Complex modelling + Detailing
Enabling you to go the extra mile and helping you to put the “cherry on top.”
Complex modelling is what it sounds like and what you might think it is. It’s that one façade or surface in a building or model that you can’t model with the traditional tools. We are Certified Rhinoceros users, and Rhino’s NURBS Modelling (Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines) abilities give it the advantage over conventional cad software. With NURBS, you can achieve shapes and forms not possible in other software packages.
Once you start adding Grasshopper (a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modelling tools) your options increase exponentially, and your only limitations are only your imagination. Parametric modelling is the future.
“God is in the detail.” Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
With more than eight years of experience in the furniture design industry, we have a great appreciation for detail. Detailing is the one aspect of a design that will single-handedly make or break it.
Have you ever come across a construction detail and just thought to yourself that it’s the most straightforward and best solution that you have ever seen and why did you not think of it? Well, that’s what we are all about!
Design detailing is about a mindset and the ability to solve problems creatively; we are well versed in both, and whether objects or buildings, the same principles apply.
Design and Drawing Optimization.
The one mantra that is on everybody's minds today is being energy efficient and keeping the impact minimal.
The smallest optimisations make a difference and being able to systemise and modulate a design or process will have a significant impact on the outcome.
We have extensive experience in system design and modular design. When it comes to this type of design approach, you need to consider all the aspects:
Being familiar with your choice of material and its limitations in terms of strength and standard sizes will make a significant difference in the feasibility.
You need to have at least a working knowledge of the methods you intend to use for manufacturing and installation. This will not only inform your material choices but also your design approach and execution.
Communication, both visually and audibly, is seldom a neglected or an underestimated factor.
Communication is just as significant as the material and method understanding and knowledge.
Model CAD/ CAM preparation.
Once you have a working design you feel comfortable with; you will need to have it manufactured. However, you most probably don’t have the skills to create the required drawings.
This is where we come in; We have the first-hand experience when it comes to prototyping, machining and production: The pitfalls and common errors are known, and we understand how to mitigate them.
It all starts with experience and some extra work up-front to be able to keep cost low and lead times short.
Our experience includes 2.5 axis CNC Machines, 5 Axis Robot arms, 3D Printing and Laser cutting.