Recent adaptation of industrial robots to architectural production has given rise to a new language of design which is numerically informed through computation.In a world where nearly everything built around us could be 3D printed, focus in the future will be on the design and performance of the by-product. The use of digital and robotic fabrication equipment aims to investigate new possibilities for expanding the geometric vocabulary, functional integration and a smart assembly logic in a way to develop new design methodologies that profit of those new technologies. We could summarize multiple possibilities of utilization of robotics in design, but we cannot forget about how the design process and its methodologies are evolving by the utilization of these techniques themselves. This workshop revolves around the underlying logic of form-finding through growth algorithms, fabricated using Robotic FDM machinery. This design logic will help to produce iterations forming a catalog of designs.
Participants will be focusing on designing and producing 1:1 scale prototype of a 3D printer chair through generative growth algorithms. First part of the workshop will focus on design by goal establishing rules to create self-generated geometries trough recursive algorithms and physics simulations. While the second part will focus on the translation of those geometries to fabrication strategies trough fusion deposition modelling fabrication techniques. Participants will be introduced to computer simulation to generate these designs with fabrication rules and constraints, ensuring that theirs designs can be ready for manufacturing and produce several geometrical iterations through the same logic. Allowing them to produce a variety of completely different parts following the same design logic.
- Robotic Arm Principles and Kinematics
- KUKA Human Machine Interfacing (HIM)
- 3d printing theory and practice
- Toolpathing and end effector configurations
- Customization of geometries via fabrication informed techniques.
- Digital Input and Output configurations
- Robotic 3d print designing with Grasshopper 3d
- Rhinoceros 6 for Windows
- Grasshopper 3d (Plug-ins: Robots, Pufferfish, Heteroptera, Kangaroo)
India & Spain