Speaker: Dr. Peng Song

Monday June 12th, 14:00, in BC 229
Title: An Interlocking Method for 3D Assembly Design and Fabrication

A 3D assembly involves multiple component parts. Rather than relying on connectors such as nail, screw, or glue, 3D Interlocking connects components parts using parts own geometry. By this, the assembly remains steady and solid while can be repeatedly disassembled and reassembled. In this talk, we revisit the notion of interlocking in greater depth, and present a formal method of the interlocking mechanics. From this, we develop constructive approaches for devising various new interlocking assemblies including puzzle, furniture, and sculpture. These assemblies are ready for fabrication with different prototyping techniques such as Lego brick, 3D printing and 2D laser-cutting.

Peng Song is an associate researcher in the School of Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China. He received his B.S. degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2007, M.S. degree from Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen) in 2009, and Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2013. His research interests lie in geometric modeling, computational fabrication, and computer graphics. He has published a number of research papers at SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, TVCG, and CHI. His research works can be found at: http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/~songpeng