HYBRID EMBEDDED INSERTS

Prototype, composed by embedding inserts, that proposes a system of ceramic components for facade cladding selected to be over-manufactured.

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V-brick prototype with embedded AM fittings.

Manufacturing process (simplified).

View of the cross section, with the positioning of the magnets.

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The locking happens through magnetism, through permanent magnets and static friction.

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V-Brick alone and stacked.

Research team: António Pontes and Paulo Cruz (coordination); Álvaro Sampaio, Ana Rita Gonçalves, Bruno Figueiredo and João Carvalho  (design and development). 

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