You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
-Richard Buckminster Fuller.
My background is in architecture and I see a need for change. We have a new generation of architects and engineers who fully develop projects using CAD software. They have the ability to design complex geometries that offer structural efficiency and awe inspiring spaces. These buildings are designed as 3 dimensional sculptural objects that cannot be built without exhaustive expenses and so remain unseen. The breakdown happens at the manufacturing level. We need computer aided fabrication that makes obsolete the need for ineffective 2D drawing packages and allows our construction force to competently build well beyond their current capacity.
I believe wood will lead the way as the material of the future, and the champion of additive manufacturing. I hope to share on this blog several areas of emerging interest and ask you to please do the same by posting a link, an article or a thought.
that’s x1 of my favourite quotes of all time @mark √. Thx for getting the bucky-balls (Buckminsterfullerene balls) rolling √
Well said Mark. The automation of work with wood is much needed. It needs to be in the form of robotic or CNC functions for [mostly] operator-free activity, and where the instructional commands originate from a CAD file.