Prototype: 5-axes CLT Joinery

The computer-assisted 5-axes milling machines bring algorithmic design into fully automatically manufactured industrial production. The machines allow the production of customised solutions at the speed of traditional industrial manufacturing while the algorithmic design methods provide flexibility in planning.

The joinery is constructed with three-dimensionally milled 100-millimetre thick cross-laminated timber facets (CLT).  Every facet has individual shape and joints which are only efficiently producible with five axis robotic fabrication setup. The shape of each panel was determined through a combination of computer-based simulations.