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The goal of the generative design system is the production of customised solutions through computer-assisted manufacturing. However, Thonet chairs are not optimised for the existing additive or subtractive production systems. This type of problem is categorised under reconfigurable tooling systems. This condition established the approach to the conceptualisation of a reconfigurable tooling system for wood bending which is capable of producing custom Thonet chairs.
The system is currently under development, and for this reason, the presented images are related to the early stages of the development.


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