TPS

High-performance engineered wood materials like laminated veneer lumber, together with computational design and fabrication methods, allow for new types of form-active structure systems. The work-in-progress TPS library offers special CAD functions for the design, analysis and fabrication of such structures.

Currently, the downloadable package allows to create corrugated vaults based on NURBS surfaces, including the generation of the 3D plate geometries with all angular cuts and different types of joints. The package also includes functions for the generation of the G-Code, which can be adapted to work with a variety of machines. It is also compatible with the KUKA prc app, which allows to use the fabrication methods with KUKA industrial robots.

Download the free TPS plugin for Grasshopper here.