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On the 14th July Baker Baynes hosted the first part of our three-part series on architecture. The theme of the evening was Software & Design: Does it Help or Hinder?

The Raw Studios team was invited as guest speakers and Baker Baynes BIM specialist, Jani Bester, had this to report back:

RAW studios presented to an audience of mostly architects and interior designers and challenged many to rethink the way fabrication and joinery is done in the architecture and built environment. With the Blimp they demonstrated how their principles and philosophy’s can be adopted in various different industries. Robots are gaining traction when it comes to the highly precise construction of geometrically complex assemblies. Architects and designers can now use machines to create larger, permanent structures plus with advancements in robotic technologies (like the gesture controlled robot) designers can have fun with their tools again. The RAW studios team showed how technology plays a critical role in design and manufacturing. They have adopted new ways of designing and creating and the result is beautiful.

For more on this event and future plans please read the full write up here:

Baker Baynes architectural design series part 1
On Thursday, 14 July Baker Baynes hosted the first part of our three-part series on architecture. The theme of the evening was Software & Design: Does it Help or Hinder? Many enthusiastic professionals came along to find out more about Autodesk software and share their industry experience. Richard Smedley-Williams, Baker Baynes managing director, kicked off …

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“Rawbotics” – future proofing & fun

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Rawstudios' Robot
“Rawbotics” is all about future proofing and having fun with it.

It is with great excitement that we welcome the newest member of the Raw team, especially because this guy doesn’t take lunch breaks or days off. It’s an ABB 6400 robot arm that we acquired second hand from the UK supplier Global Robotics. Once we figure out how to use this 6 axis cutting demon, it will be put to work on cutting 2 and 3D prototypes for testing and small production runs.

Apart from all the possibilities and opportunities that this machine will eventually help create for Raw Studios, the other things we like about it is that it is huge, orange, moves like a ballerina, and looks super cool.