Here some pictures of my last project.
There will be 9 suction cups to maintian the 800 mm glass
The table is done with 235 (62 + 65 + 4*2) laser cutted 1 mm thick aluminium pieces. 65 pieces where painted in black. Non painted piece were engraved. The were cutted by “Le metalist” https://www.lemetalist.fr.
Junction pieces were doubled to augment the rigidity. All pieces are hold together by 1981 (1945 + 36) 3.2 mm aluminium aluminium rivets bought here https://www.le-rivet.fr.
The main script is there and it uses classic Grasshopper components and some C# components using my own DLL.
A rough shape is done,
then it is relaxed and remeshed,
Then stripped in flattenable pieces (no inner vertices)
Then rivets are placed at optimized places
The mesh is pushed if plates are too far or too near from each others
Connector are then placed
Pieces are then baked in 3d and 2D using Elefront to keep naming …
A 2nd script is used to export all files to DXF (135 files)
A 3rd script is used to export all single pieces in a pdf in order to be able to recognize each piece.
Rhinoceros is used for the assembly (naming and position of pieces) and then changing the pieces layer in order to track the fabrication.