The workshop aims to encourage a more consistent and informed approach to “additive thinking”, guiding the participants throughout the design and fabrication of a medium scale digital craftwork artifact (maximum volume: diam. 1.000 x H. 1.000 mm).
A short intro to 3D printing techniques and tools will be provided, but prospective participants should have a working knowledge of at least one of the most widely used 3D modelling applications.
TIMING AND CONTENT
The Digital Manufacturing Revolution: reshaping the idea of design
Steps required to take a designed object from concept to physical reality
How to create a machine-ready file appropriate for the additive manufacturing process (Simplify3D, Cura)
Printing machines and consumables (bio and recycled plastics)
Designing and printing of 3D objects
Experimenting with materials and colors (dual extruder printing)
Interacting with the machine: post-production interventions and hand finishing