Exolox is a research and development studio that invents proprietary manufacturing products and processes. Our initial breakthrough led to the foundation of exolox.
This process is a revolutionary technique of forming metal by hand requiring no fasteners, welding, or machinery to take CNC cut precision flat patterns and fold them into structural 3D finished products with unbeatable cost and aesthetics.
exolox = exo skeletal fold locking manufacturing
Nearly 5 years ago, Anthony developed this process using CNC Waterjet machines to etch and perforate thin steel to fold and join the most durable and economic metal casework possible.
SEE EDUCATIONAL PAPER, CIRCA EXHABEO, BY ANTHONY READ JANUARY 2019
R&D INITIAL APPLICATIONS, CIRCA EXHABEO, BY ANTHONY READ SEPTEMBER 2018
These findings are an entirely new mechanical revolution. Since EXO stands against the system with open source engineering, we hope you decide to play with the techniques and contribute to the groundbreaking science and industrial applications of EXO SKELETAL ENGINEERING.
The picture below is of a structural steel composite deck architecture that was developed to reduce the steel weight and labor in commercial buildings substantially utilizing sheet metal interlocking decking and roll perforating and forming on a crane mounted line. Once assembled, concrete is poured onto each floor decking with sheathing enclosing the walls, and the concrete settles down into the walls down to the floor level below, which was poured a couple of days before.
The concept is enacted by a crane aligning the roll-former on one side of the building, and an opposing crane on the opposite end pulls the metal across the entire length of the building as one continuous sheet with perforations allowing the rollforming line to be between 10' and 20' long. Each deck section is interlocked and features all the shear pins replacing all of the rebar and structural members with a sheet metal concrete form made from nothing other than sheet metal and wood sheathing, attached with self drilling screws and exolox proprietary joinery.
Please support continued EXO open source research and development by referring exolox to your friends and family who are interested in mechanical engineering, manufacturing, and design for possible collaboration opportunities.
This video shows loading a 2200lb super sack of garnet abrasive directly onto a 22ga cold rolled steel cabinet assembled with no fasteners and only 1” total of welding in the corners thanks to the EXO Lock Joinery.
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