TS.1A – Tool Seminar
Digital Fabrication for Interaction
Faculty: Alexandre Dubor
Tutor: Kunaljit Chadha

Digital Fabrication is an introductory course on new production techniques through the relation between computer data and machine oriented fabrication.
CNC machines were introduced in the middle XXth century into industry, changing the conception of the production of objects and parts (mainly in automotive and military industries, and then into mass consumed products). The relationship between design and digital fabrication, especially with CAD / CAM processes. It started during the last two decades of the XXth century, bringing in a new relationship that is not only affecting the way objects are produced, but is changing the way machines are constructed and conceived for the production of design.
At first, the relation between design and digital fabrication has been focused on the production of non-standard parts / components and on the speculation of forms as an end itself. Instead we will focus on shapes and machines as a mean to develop performance based design with efficient fabrication methods.
The aim of the course is to explore the design opportunities arising from four common digital fabrication process : Laser Cutting, CNC milling, 3D Printing and Robot