Biber & Woodbee

In collaboration with ( Ali Torabi )

Collaboration Projects : 


ONYX LAMP **L-Light: When Onyx Meets Innovation in Lighting**  ...

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“Illuminating the Future: Mesh Lamp – A Fusion of Machine...

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“Revolutionizing Bar Furniture: Bar Table” A visionary in the realm...

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Coffee Table

Woodworking Revolution: Pushing  the Boundaries with an Automated process- Coffee...

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The aim of “Biber” is to provide complete solution for parametric wood work in Rhino + Grasshopper for users who are seeking innovative work flow and looking forward to realize the out of box design.

Once an assembly is successfully created, user can disassemble it. The “Disassemble” component is in fact the main component which takes the most computation power in the entire workflow. After a successful run of Disassemble component , up to three different outputs may be generated. The main output contains the Shell(s) which are used to produce the actual parts. At last user can use “Unfold” to generate the final geometries from each Shell object. The same component allows user to quickly nest the parts into given sheets.

The workflow

Biber offers a simple yet effective workflow to build the parts from geometries with planar sheets. Both Mesh and Brep can be used as input geometry. The geometry first is converted to a special form so called Planar Poly Surface (PPS). This format of geometry is specific to Biber which stores the relations between Faces, Edges and Vertices and carries the tolerances which are used to test the planarity of faces and proximity of the vertices.

From each face in the input PPS a part is created. The geometry of each part is constructed taking into account the adjacent parts along the edges and vertices. In order to perform this complex task Biber takes the user input with regards to all components in PPS : Faces, Edges and Vertices. The geometric and topologic information in PPS and user inputs on Shells, Joints and Nodes comes together in an Assembly. The “Biber” assembly is then used to generates the parts or simulate the assembly process.



Complete CAM solution for Rhino + Grasshopper 

Woodbee is a compact CAM plugin for Grasshopper currently focusing on the milling objects from planar sheets. The tool can automatically detect different features in the input geometry and suggest suitable milling strategy based on the given tool and machine type (3 axis to 6 axis machines). Once the tool path is generated it can be simulated in Rhino viewport in real time. After a successful simulation, the tool path can be converted to GCODE or KUKA command using the specified postprocessors.