Turn-taking between machines is achieved through the MOAS software. MOAS stands for Machine Operation Alignment System. This software can be used to align operations within a machine, e.g. position a digital model precisely within the build area of a 3D printer or align a digital embroidery machine to a previously made sample. MOAS was created as part of the aforementioned research.
MOAS consists of two pieces of software, MOAS SD and MOAS TT both can be found within the repository. Their functionality and use are explained below. As well as how to use MOAS with a digital Embroidery machine and a 3D printer.
The goal of this software is to allow samples to travel between machines and production techniques. We demonstrate this in the paper Exquisite Fabrication: Exploring Turn-taking between Designers and Digital Fabrication Machines through the fabrication of a soft wearable inflatable.