ABOUT THIS PROJECT
The client is a company that is specialized in moulding ship hulls made from steel and aluminium. In the production process fitting moulds are used to check if the metal plates are pressed in the right shape. These moulds are modelled in Rhinoceros 3D and afterwards they are milled out of MDF. Modelling the fitting moulds is very labour intensive, because it requires a lot of repetition. Therefore it is a process that is very suitable to automate with Grasshopper. We developed a Grasshopper definition that automatically generates the fitting moulds. Now the moulds don’t have to be modelled piece by piece, but they can easily be generated with the use of the Grasshopper definition.