Digital Crafts: 3D Printing Spaces is a connecting link between Digital Crafts: Customised Bricks (a previously conducted Winter School from 2016) and our research on additive manufacturing technologies. Digital fabrication techniques, particularly, the additive manufacturing process has influenced design thinking and architectural expression. It is believed that Additive Manufacturing (AM) is one of the most efficient methods of production (Zero wastage of material).
During the 12-days workshop, students learnt three aspects of computational design and additive manufacturing (AM). One, Complex geometry modelling using Rhinoceros 5 and basics of scripting in Grasshopper 0.9.0076. Two, the range of Material and 3D printing technique with a special focus on Clay. Three, Machine making: A Clay 3D Printer.