Machine Inscriptions

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Typically, CNC programmed toolpathing is aimed at removing material in the quickest or most efficient manner - aspects which are essential when trying to streamline workflow and produce parts for production. CNC machining also allows for extremely high levels of finish - on a range of complicated parts - even surfaces with complex curvature. Machine Inscriptions looks at toolpathing for other attributes - to uncover potentially innate qualities in various ‘paths’ or bring new ‘readings’ to parts through expressive patterns or textures. These studies looked at several techniques specifically to leverage the unique qualities of aluminum.