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A Process-Centric Approach for Teaching Digital Fabrication

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authors Valdés, Francisco; Andres Cavieres; Russell Gentry
year 2013
title A Process-Centric Approach for Teaching Digital Fabrication
source SIGraDi 2013 [Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics - ISBN: 978-956-7051-86-1] Chile - Valparaíso 20 - 22 November 2013, pp. 400 - 404
summary New generation of fabrication machines, such as 3-D printers, do not use “real” materials nor processes generally used in building construction, and so further exacerbate the disconnect between laboratory-based prototyping and full-scale building construction techniques. This research critically reviews the results of a graduate fabrication course from a process-centric standpoint. Students in the course create specification for fabrication and assembly activities through a diagrammatic language that integrates several types of construction knowledge such as design, material properties, machine constraints, and assembly guidelines. This document presents the foundations of the methodology, and discussed the results based on two criteria: Process Modeling and CAD/CAM workflow.
keywords Process model; CNC, Fabrication, Parametric modeling, CAM
series SIGraDi
email fvaldes6@gatech.edu
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