Full article from Arch Daily
´We´ve had an industrial revolution.
We’ve had a digital revolution.
Now is the time for a digital industrial revolution.´
Download the Roadmap for Digital Fabrication at this link.
A good report but limited in that it focuses almost exclusively on additive fabrication and largely overlooks the much larger subtractive fabrication industry.
Building a dual-curved facade with pre-fabricated panels.
How Carl Bass, the CEO of Autodesk, is shaping the maker movement—from his garage.
Popular Science full article here - The Maker King.
Chris Moor, Director of Industry Initiatives for the American Institute for Steel Construction, interviews George Jetson on the Fabricator of the Future.
Full interview here from the October 2013 issue of Modern Steel Construction http://www.modernsteel.com/Uploads/Issues/October_2013/102013_product_expert.pdf
Matthias Kohler, Professor of Architecture and Digital Fabrication, takes over the leadership of a National Centre of Competence in Research. He talks to ETH News about why it is so important that novel design and fabrication processes evolve and that such a research approach does not remain purely theoretical.
Fabricate 2014 will take place in February at ETH and is being organised by the Professorship for Architecture and Digital Fabrication of ETH Zurich in collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
“Only a handful of months ago, this whole thing was only an idea, and at times what seemed like a really crazy idea,” said Autodesk president and CEO Carl Bass. “Now it is the envy of everybody’s workshops.”
The leader of the San Rafael, CA-based design software maker was speaking last week at the official opening his company’s newest facility, a state-of-the-art fabrication workshop on San Francisco’s Pier 9.
A stone’s throw from the new Exploratorium, the workshop is designed to serve as a showcase and idea laboratory for Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK), while at the same time boosting efforts to bring more high-tech businesses to San Francisco’s historic Port district.
The 27,000-square-foot facility, which occupies the southern half of the pier, features a 3D printing lab, a fleet of huge computer-controlled rapid-prototyping machines, metal and wood shops, and office and conference space. It’s also the new home for Autodesk’s consumer products group, as well as an advanced research group in synthetic biology and nanotechnology.
Organised by the Professorship for Architecture and Digital Fabrication of ETH Zurich in collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, FABRICATE 2014 is bringing together researchers and practitioners in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, design, manufacturing, material and software design.
Out Of Hand: Materializing The Postdigital Features Interactive Installations And Digitally Fabricated Works Of Art By Ron Arad, Barry X Ball, Chuck Close, Zaha Hadid, Anish Kapoor, Maya Lin, Marc Newson, Roxy Paine, Frank Stella, And Hiroshi Sugimoto, Among Many Others
ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2011 by Achim Menges - one of the featured works in "Out of Hand". Photo: Achim Menges.
A good introduction into digital fabrication.
Part 1: New Machines for Consumers
Part 2: Materials, Processes and Business Developments
Part 3: What Designers Did