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Path Responsive Surface Milling: Philadelphia, 2008

Skylar Tibbits, in collaboration with Point b design, presented the Path Responsive Surface Milling, Aug. 2008.Panels are 2-1/2 axis milled from bamboo, cherry & MDF.

The tool path is extracted from isocurves and undulates in response to surface depth, creating interlocking patterns on top of a given 3D surface. This utility was created to control the tool as it describes a cut path across any surface. This attempts to extend CAM software capabilities by specifying unique tool patterning through controlled step-over and bit depths, while still maintaining the desired 3D surface.

Fabrication: Point b design