Odico’s suite of disruptive, robotic technologies is conceived to liberate the architect’s creative process, and conversely enable contractors to materialize geometrically complex visions, with no negative implications on time efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Our technologies offer efficiency improvements up to 100% over existing solutions.
Mobile robotics to your construction site
Factory-On-The-Fly brings robot manufacturing directly to the construction site or to your manufacturing plant – plug it in and you are ready to go. It packs our robot technology into an easily transportable unit – compatible with standard 10-foot shipping containers – and lets you control via standard iOS or Android tablets. Comfortable using a smartphone? Using robots with Factory-On-The-Fly is just as easy, and will have you flying in no time.
Factory-On-The-Fly can be configured to perform a broad range of different manufacturing tasks from formwork production to reinforcement bending to sheet cutting. By automating the manufacturing of products with custom dimensions at robotic speed, Factory-On-The-Fly helps you save costs on labor-intensive processes.
Robotic Hot-wire Cutting
Robotic Hot-wire cutting (RHWC) utilizes a robotically controlled, electrically heated wire to cut through industrial foams, replicating the geometry by a given CAD-model.
The process enables us to produce complex geometry formwork for concrete casting and foam based elements for industrial applications. We can do this at a fraction of the time and cost associated with the implementation of pre-existing technologies.
Foam cut-off and used formwork can be recycled for new insulation products or formwork material, enabling a highly sustainable production cycle.
With the completion of this technology, on the back of 8 years of academic and industrial research, Odico has pioneered a global breakthrough for architectural robotics – large-scale construction application for RHWC.
Robotic Hot-blade Cutting
Robotic Hot-Blade cutting technology - nothing less than a disruptive innovation.
Using a multi-robotic cell to control a flexible, heated blade controlled by our unique software solution, we are able to manipulate the shape of the blade as it cuts. To put it simply, we can achieve genuine free form, doubly curved and complex geometry at a rapid pace.
The technology was developed under the code name BladeRunner by Odico in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark (Mechanics and Computer departments), The Danish Technological Institute, Confac A/S and 3XN Architects/GXN Innovation.
Our capacity includes a multitude of advanced, CAM-programming and simulation tools for high-speed milling on seven-axis robots.
The robotic milling allows us to reproduce extremely complex 3D geometries untouched by the familiar limits of standard portal milling. Our robot can manufacture objects up to 24 meters in a wide variety of materials, including EPS, PUR, foam materials, wood, and aluminum.
We are prepared to consult you to provide a unique solution for your project, and our technology makes it feasible even for small quantity production.
Abrasive Wire Cutting
Abrasive cutting is a direct-contact formwork solution.
The technology enables us to change the composite of the wire to accommodate for a variety of materials, i.e. marble and different types of foam. It enables high-speed manufacturing of ruled surface geometries, and in conjunction with our software solution, it represents a major step forward in increasing the efficiency of solid material machining.
Robotic Clay Cutting
Robotic clay cutting is an abrasive technology, which was specifically developed to function as a tool for tile production.
The injection of young technology into an old craft enables us to manufacture massive amounts of uniquely shaped tiles, which means that tile construction can be designed with full creative freedom, and no concerns for ready-made shapes and forms at hand.
The technology was developed in cooperation with Strøjer Tegl in Assens, Denmark.
Our specialized coating technologies have the added advantage of providing stability and impact-resistance to EPS.
Surface treatments can be applied in a wide range of colors, and we provide textures, not just ranging from polished to coarse, but venturing into special-purpose solutions in terms of surface grip, structure, etc.
The software we run our technologies on represents one of our proudest achievements in terms of pushing tech-barriers forward.
The software allows us to convert 3D rendered geometry into coordinated, robotic movement in a matter of seconds, and consequently achieve a fabrication time about 100 times faster than old-tech solutions, such as CNC-cutting and CNC-milling.