The Wave – Penrose pattern

I started my wave project by looking for a pattern i wanted to recreate. I came across this penrose pattern that i thought could be interested once printed.

I redrew this pattern in Rhino because live trace in Illustrator wasn’t giving a clear copy of the lines. Make sure there is only single lines  and no overlaps within your penrose pattern to stop issues coming up later.

Once your pattern is complete place over the wave template and project onto the top surface.  Make a duplicate of the wave so a second layer can be added to it so the penrose pattern can have different depths cut on the cnc miller.

Turn points on (F10) and drag points down into wave to create the depths within your lines. Be careful not to pull the points down to far. 

Once the your tile is ready to be printed send through to Andrew and book an appointment to simulate your design! 

The coloured lines represent the 2 different layers which will be cut at different depths and using thick and thin tools in the cnc miller. 

This is the simulation i have decided to go ahead with on the miller. I was not 100% happy with it at the time but i was hoping it looked better once it was printed. 

The CNC Miller at work.

The finished Penrose pattern on my foam tile was more appealing than i first thought it would be from the rhino simulation. Using the two different tools gave a varied line from the CNC miller. This Process took around and hour to cut, majority of this time was spent on a roughing cut to remove excess foam.

Finished Foam Wave! 


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