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Large-scale sculpture design-engineering at Stanford University

Sep 15, 2014

Images from a four-month design-engineering project for a long-time client/sculptor, installed at Stanford University in January 2013.

Working from the artist’s Maya file, the 50-foot-long sculpture was divided up into 22 grids comprised of intersecting aluminum splines clad with acrylic. The 12,000 unique aluminum and acrylic parts were then deigned and nested for laser-cutting. Using a coding system, each part was assigned to its individual location for welding or attachment with one of the 30,000 screws that were used to complete the project.

ModernCraft design-engineered, modeled and drafted all aspects of fabrication, as well as provided project and installation management.