´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.
Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk and dFab Net Board of Director who has led Autodek's efforts "to make digital design and manufacturing tools accessible to tinkerers and small business owners."
Limor Fried who launched Adafruit Industries, an online store for makers:
Limor "Ladyada" on the cover of WIRED in 2011.
Beth Comstock who is leveraging General Electric's scale and resources to partner with start-ups.
Bre Prettis, CEO of MakerBot producing 3D printers for everyone from home consumers to NASA.
Danielle Applestone of Other Machine Co. who is converting industrial technology into a tool for everyone with desktop CNC milling machines.
and many others...
Photo via Composites and Architecture
"The world of digital fabrication is a largely unorganized jumble of various industries whose computer files are not compatible, whose workflows vary widely, and whose partnering entities don’t always understand what each other do."
Join dFab Net and work with the group of innovators hoping to streamline the workflow process so we can all increase digital fabrication and "make more things!"
Read Steve Miller's Full Article and check back weekly to see what fascinating project he uploads (new post every Tuesday)!
For those of you interested in composites in the A/E/C industry, dFab Net is forming a working group on this topic and invite all registered dFab Net members interested in this topic to get involved. We've heard great interest from the aerospace & marine industries in addition to architects, engineers, and composites experts. If you would like to participate on this working group, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Will be interesting to see what restrictions the White House will have on bringing in electronics to the White House!
Read full article here:
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
INTEGRATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN RESEARCH
M.Sc. Programme, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning – Coordinating Institutes:
ICD – Institute for Computational Design, Prof. Achim Menges
ITKE – Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design, Prof. Jan Knippers
The MSc Programme Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research is a multidisciplinary, research-oriented, experiment-based programme shaped around contemporary aspects of the built environment and practice.
As the German university system offers free education, there are no tuition fees for both German and international students attending the Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research, M.Sc. programme at the University of Stuttgart.
The application deadline for the fall 2014 intake is February 15, 2014.
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