The “Most Complex Join”

By on September 25th, 2009 in blog


The picture illustrates very clearly the problem here: how to fit the tabletop to the stand? By using a monstrously complicated join pattern!

How can one create such a complex pattern? Designer Daniel Dendra used audio from Cairo streets to generate the intricate patterns, and then mapped them first to the tabletop and then a mirror image to the stand using standard CNC equipment. The two then fit together “perfectly”.  Amazing!

Via BLDG BLOG , anOtherArchitect and Flickr (Hat tip to Micah)

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

1 comment

  1. My design prof calls this sort of thing "self locating", because you can only fit the parts together in one way that makes sense.

    On an artistic note, I really like how the look of it turned out. Very cool.

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