Towards Digital Containerized Factories of Composite Architectural Panels for Complex Shaped Buildings

Apr 06, 2015

The authors researched new methods using fiber-reinforced composite sandwich panels to produce on-site digitally fabricated curved panels for use in complex shaped buildings. This research examined the material properties, manufacturing methods, and fabrication techniques needed to develop a system using readily available production technology that can be packaged in a mobile containerized facility for on-site panel production. This paper presents production materials, methods, assembly techniques, and design proposals for a proof of concept digital containerized panel factory.

keywords: Digital Facade Fabrication, Fiber-Reinforced Plastic, Mobile Fabrication

Daniel Chung (Drexel University)
Kihong Ku (Philadelphia University)
Presented at: 
ARCC 2015 Conference – The FUTURE of Architectural Research (Chicago, IL)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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