I’ve recently been checking out the Grasshopper forums where people have been experimenting with CNC milling fibreboard and plywood with wave forms. For those interested in creating these patterns there is a tutorial by over at Instructables by Brian Ottrogge on how to achieve some similar forms, without needing to fire up Rhino’s Grasshopper plugin.
To follow this tutorial you’ll need:
- Rhino4 (an evaluation copy is available free from McNeel);
- Photoshop or an alternative image editor like GIMP;
- Toolpathing software such as RhinoCAM;
David is an industrial designer from New Zealand. He contributes a weekly article on personal fabrication for Ponoko. You can follow him on Twitter @dizymac