Robotic Construction/Fabrication got one step closer to becoming a reality…

I remember when this project was an academic project. It’s quote exciting to see it finally get some traction and get some serious investment. It will be exciting to see how it moves forward. LINK… Continue reading Robotic Construction/Fabrication got one step closer to becoming a reality…

Is Architecture in danger from automated design?. . . . Not likely, see why….

This is a great article about why architects really don’t need to worry about AI ever (or at least in the perceivable future) replacing the human decision making process. It is just another confirmation of the little phrase (I forget who said it) ” automate when possible”. Basically it boils down to computers are good a crunching large amounts of data (which, honestly, we humans don’t do so well at) and human excel at spontaneous, intuitive and sometimes, illogical decision making (something computers will likely never be able to accomplish, even if we can make them mimic us). But don’t … Continue reading Is Architecture in danger from automated design?. . . . Not likely, see why….

DesnFab Sensorium Project Featured on Monograph…

I recently met Moe, author of the Monograph blog, at the kickoff meetup for the SF Digital Fabrication Group earlier this year. I had recently become an admin of the group and was giving a little show-and-tell presentation of some of my previous work. Moe must have liked what he saw because he tweeted me shortly after asking if he could feature my old Sensorium project from CCA on the Monograph. The rest is history. I would like to thank Moe for such a wonderful summary of the project. Keep up the good work Moe. Continue reading DesnFab Sensorium Project Featured on Monograph…

Desktop printer and 3D scanner all in one?… cool!

Someone recently shared the link to this press release about a new desktop fdm 3d printer that uses a rotary table and has a 3d scanner incorporated into it. The best part is that because it already has the scanner in it, it can check its own quality as it prints… COOL! Continue reading Desktop printer and 3D scanner all in one?… cool!

Makerbot hits a rough patch….

I don’t know how many of you closely follow 3D printing news. But for some of you that do, you may have noticed that Makerbot has been in the news a lot lately—and not always in a good light. Just recently there have been rumors about a class action lawsuit against Makerbot centered around the Replicator 5th gen—I believe this would be the first class action lawsuit in 3D printing history, but don’t quote me on that, and if you know/hear otherwise I would be curious to learn about other cases. I was curious what got them to this place? … Continue reading Makerbot hits a rough patch….

3D Printing as Disruptive Innovation in Emerging Practice… AIA Practice Management Webinar

I had the honor some months back of being one of three presenters during a discussion around the disruptive nature of 3D printing in the AEC industry. I recently found the recording of the full webinar on line and couldn’t resit sharing with everyone. Take a look… Continue reading 3D Printing as Disruptive Innovation in Emerging Practice… AIA Practice Management Webinar

Desktop printers… the frustration and the happy mistakes.

This was a rather good article about a typical frustrated user of desktop 3D printers that had a very surprising and happy mistake that yielded a rather beautiful piece. It is just a good example of the kinds of forms that 3D printing excels at and we should be looking to leverage this emerging technology towards… Continue reading Desktop printers… the frustration and the happy mistakes.

Finally… 3D printed “textiles” that look more like textiles…

Bradley Rothenberg has been one of the leaders in the brainstorming to figure out how to us 3d printing in the fashion industry. There has been a lot of weird, uncomfortable and some rather risque pieces so far. But this one is finally looking like something wearable. Continue reading Finally… 3D printed “textiles” that look more like textiles…

A really innovative passive cooling system from an IaaC student…

I have always had a think for creative design solutions for passive system—as many of my architectural and designer colleges do as well I am sure—and I couldn’t help but want to share this very innovative solution one IaaC student came up with. Continue reading A really innovative passive cooling system from an IaaC student…