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    • A.A.R.M. free publication

      To properly wrap up the experience of project A.A.R.M. digifabTURINg is releasing a free publication comprehensive of two years of applied research around computational design and robotic additive manufacturing for creative applications.

      Check it out and download it here >>>  https://drive.google.com/open?id=15V0hPfR2cLzz3adFnAn7P6niRR554pb-

      Many thanks to all artists, designers, makers, students and roboticists who shared with us important bits of this journey contributing with their unique works and visions Fra Peronzola Marco Tortarolo & radicate.eu _ Ianis Lallemand _ Officina Corpuscoli aka Mauri Montalti _ MgM Robotics s.r.l Mariano Marchetti_ Cesare Griffa IED Torino _ Alessio Erioli Lapo Naldoni Lorenzo Selva _ COMAU _ Fablab Torino _ Officine Innesto _ Toolbox Coworking
      The whole A.A.R.M. experience was made possible by the vision and trust of the wonderful Francesca Gambetta and Compagnia di San Paolo
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      [ You are free to download and disseminate the publication contents under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license ]

      03/29/18

    • AARM project final presentation & exhibition

      With few hours of delay…thanks to everyone who participated, helped and supported the opening night of the AARM exhibition! It was great to share more than one year of hard work and research with friends and colleagues, we hope you enjoyied as we did!

      We particularly care to thank:

      _ Francesca Gambetta and Compagnia di San Paolo for strongly believing in our project since day 1
      _ Fablab Torino, Officine Innesto, Toolbox Coworking for constantly and actively supporting the project
      _ Panelists / colleagues Cesare Griffa, Mariano Marchetti, Mauri Montalti, Aldo Bottero and Chairman Alessio Erioli for setting up such an interesting conversation and, mostly, for playing a really important role in the project
      _ Alessandro Squatrito, Silvia Galfo, Davide Gomba, Alessandro Tassinari and all the precious helping hands and minds who contributed to transform a big workshop into a real exhibition space
      _ Fra Peronzola Marco Tortarolo Tiziana Casapietra for the opportunity to share an ambicious project and vision
      _ Ianis Lallemand for the outstanding work and research
      _ Lapo Naldoni and Lorenzo Selva for their great thesis works
      _ All our students from IED Torino and participants of the inFORMed Matter Workshops for providing a big dose of inspiration
      _ Paolo Bistrot for the catering and the daily doses of great food provided in the last 2 years!

      Photo credits: Officina Corpuscoli - Maurizio Montalti & digifabTURINg

      10/11/17

    • 3D printing PETG lamps

      we’re testing our extruder using a PETG 3mm filament to prototype some lamps for the final exhibition.

      09/26/17

    • Testing different nozzles

      the “ Pâtisserie“ nozzles are giving some new interesting feedbacks to our inFORMed clay matter reseacrh. What do you think about the results ?

      09/22/17

    • 3Dprinting tiles

      Back to clay for new tiles experiments!
      Thanks to Bruno Demasi for the pictures and the big support !!

      09/16/17

    • “Gravity “ serie pieces

      in these days we’re 3D printing the last pieces of the “Gravity” serie … 

      More photos here >> https://goo.gl/photos/zhKJhD7PVKhKJG5eA

      09/08/17

    • "Equilibrium" lamps

      after the inFORMed Flexible Matter workshop we decide to use the 3 days test feedbacks to design some lamps … the 3D shape is the results of the equilibrium of the tension between the planar 3Dprinted material and the stretched lycra.

      09/06/17

    • inFORMed Flexible Matter workshop

      Some photos taken during our last workshop focused on behavior tension-active 3D printed structures. We got super a huge range of interesting results done by the numerous participants. The topic surely need to be explored more since it shown a huge potential.

      More photos here >> https://photos.app.goo.gl/LGR6NTg1ecPbuo0A2

      09/03/17

    • some test before the workshop

      we are testing our tools and materials before the upcoming “inFORMed Flexible Matter” workshop and the results are really promising !!

      08/31/17

    • a new tool in town ?!

      first tests to implement a new pellet extruder … to expand our range of possibilities in terms of design and prototyping.

      08/10/17

    • What about our glazing test ??

      First glazed pieces done by the expert Bruno De Masi ceramist … we like it !! And you ?

      07/20/17

    • inFORMed Flexible matter workshop

      inFORMed Flexible matter
      grasshopper & fabrication workshop
      September 01-03, 2017
      digifabTURINg – Fablab Torino, Italy

      [.] Brief
      The inFORMed Matter Workshops Series is focused on the exploration of non conventional additive fabrication processes aimed at producing form through the morphogenetic properties of matter and by embedding further information structures during the fabrication process itself by means of mechanical (robots, printers) or biological (organisms) constructor agents.

      Its goal is to step beyond the current state of prototyping, according to which the physical prototype should be as adherent as possible to its digital counterpart, thus making fabrication a purely replicational process. Instead, by coding and embedding additional levels of digital and material information, new physical and aesthetic properties arise. In this way, the production and digital fabrication phase becomes an integral part of the design process.

      By exploring the code-matter-machine interaction process, the potential emergent behaviors of the system can then be studied while, by tapping into the self-organization properties of matter, a new sensibility towards computational design/fabrication process can be learnt and exerted.

      [.] Workshop topic:
      The workshop aims at the exploration of potential body-space active mediators, from the size of a dress/body extension/prosthetic to that of an inhabitable void defined by self-supporting portable structures; the behavioral role model is tension-active structures, the same underpinning the working principles of pop-up tents.
      Stiffness and elasticity will be heterogeneously distributed through algorithmically generated patterns governing a dual material system enacted by numerically controlled machines: polypropylene printed on pretensioned Lycra fabric by means of a COMAU NJ60 robotic arm and a Delta WASP 2040 3D printer. When the fabric is released, the tensional difference between the materials generates a curvature pattern that deploys structural stiffness, density and a plethora of other related properties; the pattern drives local differentiation according to the divergent tendencies of the two materials involved, converging towards a complex, articulated equilibrium.
      Patterns and their local differentiation act as information distributors through the whole system, not limited to a structural nature (stiffness, suppleness, resistance): information may include also energy (in both an active – as in thermal and/or other energies conductivity – and passive – as in the capacity of form and geometry to create microenvironments) and/or any other transmissible kind. There are undoubtedly limits to the scalability of the process imposed by the behaviors of the chosen material system, but the underlying principles of an algortithm-material feedback exploration remain untouched. The workshop will focus precisely on these principles (formation and assembly of those systems and of their constituent parts), while maintaining a necessary degree of vagueness in order to place functional thinking downstream to form generation, implementing a progressive and iterative refinement to channel exploration towards the production of a prototype.
      The intention is to probe a design perspective exploring coherent processes of form generation that couple algorithmic approach and self-organization capacities of the material. In this context, acquiring a complex sensibility that stimulates intuitiveness in connecting the pattern of choices in the process to the properties and metric of the output is of crucial importance. By governing the ways in which said properties are distributed through the system, possible directions of development and progressive output specification will be explored; the functional discourse is postponed, thus stimulating the emergence of unconventional maps of opportunities and performances.

      The workshop is organized by Co-de-iT in collboration with digifabTURINg & WASP

      Check a gallery of outcomes from a previous workshop at the bottom of this page.

      [.] Daily schedule:

      . Friday Sept 01morning. workshop introduction – aesthetic of decision (lecture). modeling in Rhino + Grasshopper. basic Grasshopper notions related to the workshop topicafternoon. Grasshopper-2-3D printing: communication with robotic arm and 3D-printer (direct GCode generation). 

      Saturday Sept 02morning. intro + exercises on the design workflowafternoon. tutored project development, design to prototyping. 

      Sunday Sept 03whole day. tutored project development, design to prototyping

      [.] Software & Skills
      Basic modeling skills in Rhino3D and Grasshopper (Grasshopper Primer level) are required.
      Participants should bring their own laptop with pre-installed software. More specific information will be sent to the participants a week before the workshop.

      [.] Calendar & Timetable:
      September 01-03 2017 // 10am – 6pm

      [.] Tutors:
      Alessio Erioli – Co-de-iT
      Andrea Graziano – Co-de-iT & digifabTURINg
      Lapo Naldoni – WASP

      [.] Language:
      English will be the main language of the workshop

      [.] Venue:
      Fablab Torino, Via Egeo 16 Torino, Italia

      [.] Registration Fees:

      _Workshop Fees
      Educational* : 240 € (each workshop)
      Professional : 330 € (each workshop)

      _Workshops discount
      the workshop is part of the “inFORMed matter workshops” series so, if you already attended a previous workshop, you are entitled to the following discounts:
      Educational* :
      40 € discount will be applied at the 2nd workshop participation
      80 € discount will be applied at the 3rd workshop participation

      Professional :
      55 € discount will be applied at the 2nd workshop participation
      110 € discount will be applied at the 3rd workshop participation

      * Full time students, teachers, researchers & PhD (proof of status required).

      The deadline for registration is 18 August, 2017.
      The workshop will be activated with a minimum number of 10 participants.

      [.] registration
      To register to one or more workshops please e-mail: digifabturing@gmail.com
      The workshop will be activated with a minimum number of 10 participants.

      [.] Credits
      The inFORMed Matter Workshops Series is organized by digifabTURINg & Co-de-iT in collaboration with FabLab Torino, Officine Innesto and Officina Corpuscoli and played @ digifabTURINg. The inFORMed Matter Workshops Series is part of the AARM project and supported by Compagnia di San Paolo.

      AARM is a project done by digifabTURINg + FabLab Torino and it is one of the 20 winning projects of the competition “ORA! Linguaggi contemporanei, produzioni innovative” dedicated to the visual arts, performing and digital culture, organized by the “Compagnia di San Paolo” and launched in October 2015.

      07/12/17

    • design to prototypes

      today we’re testing our design2prototypes pipeline ! … few ours (just a morning) to go from the digital design of 6 Reaction Dffusion vases to the robotic 3Dprinted ones !!! … it sounds exciting !

      06/27/17

    • Black & white

      testing some different clay mixtures …

      06/23/17

    • photo from Tumblr

      in Montelupo Fiorentino since we are invited by the director of “Cèramica 2017” to exhibit our robotic 3Dprinted clay pieces at the “Museo della Ceramica”.

      More photos here >> https://photos.app.goo.gl/pcPkTBi2SC8KniOm2

      06/18/17

    • photo from Tumblr

      the NEW BABY arrived … 😉

      we’re ready to test it …and travel with it !!

      06/14/17

    • photo from Tumblr

      3Dprinting the first samples of our “Raction-Diffusion” clay serie … they looks v. good  … isn’t it ?!

      More photos here >> https://goo.gl/photos/E8iMqB12CSkT18Ug9

      06/01/17

    • photo from Tumblr

      Some photos from the “inFORMed Bio matter” workshop organized in collaboration with Officina Corpuscoli (aka Maurizio Montalti) !

      More photos here >>https://goo.gl/photos/6prRDDwZyL2Q4if67

      05/28/17

    • photo from Tumblr

      Some tests doing a proper 6 axis 3D printing …
      more photos here >> https://goo.gl/photos/V29Lp1VLWiuUBqS27

      05/23/17

    • MonsterTiling

      digifabTURINg team supported students from IED Torino Master in Smart Building and Sustainable Design for the design-to-fabrication process of MonsterTiling, a system of intelligent components for architectural skins developed in order to enhance passive behaviour on the external layer of building envelopes.

      05/10/17

    • Unspecified Clay

      Our friend Ianis Lallemand released a clip of our collaboration for his work Unspecified Clay. Merci Ianis!

      05/10/17

    • Ceramics for the Anthropocene

      radicate.eu kindly hosted us to the official conference and opening of the project Ceramics for the Anthropocene at Campus Universitario di Savona and at Museo della Ceramica di Savona. It was a big pleasure to let our computational point of view be contaminated by the amazing tradition of local craftmenship and materials of Liguria valleys. A huge thank you to Francesca Perona, Marco Tortarolo, Tiziana Casapietra and her amazing team! We look forward to meet you all very soon for new projects and collaborations! Nothing would have been possible without the support of Compagnia di Sanpaolo and the framework of Bando ORA!.

      05/10/17

    • inFORMed clay matter workshop

      some photos from our last “inFORMed Clay Matter workshop !

      More photos here >> https://photos.app.goo.gl/PmetzqpFObu2Z77Q2

      03/26/17

    • Francesca Perona’s residency

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      Ceramics for the Anthropocene is one of the projects we are currently working on together with its author Francesca Perona. In two days we tested different robotic fabrication processes with a set of beautiful taylor-made clays collected on the mountains of Liguria, experimented different fabrication strategies and pipelined the translation of a big-size data set into robotic fabrication data.

      Project AARM (digifabTURINg) and Be Sm/ART 2 (radicate.eu) are two of the winners of Bando ORA!, promoted by Compagnia di San Paolo.

      Pictures by Giulia Macchiarella.

      02/21/17

    • inFORMed Matter Workshops Series

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      We are pleased to announce a new serie of workshops as outcome of our ongoing research at digifabTURING of the AARM project.

      [.] inFORMed Matter Workshops Series : Clay, Polymers & Biomaterials
      grasshopper & robotics workshops

      inFORMed Clay matter >> March 24-26, 2017
      inFORMed Polymers matter >> April 21-23, 2017
      inFORMed Bio matter >> May 26-28, 2017
      digifabTURINg - Fablab Torino, Italy

      [.] Brief
      The inFORMed Matter Workshops Series is focused on the exploration of non conventional additive fabrication processes aimed at producing form through the morphogenetic properties of matter and by embedding further information structures during the fabrication process itself by means of mechanical (robots, printers) or biological (organisms) constructor agents.

      Its goal is to step beyond the current state of prototyping, according to which the physical prototype should be as adherent as possible to its digital counterpart, thus making fabrication a purely replicational process. Instead, by coding and embedding additional levels of digital and material information, new physical and aesthetic properties arise. In this way, the production and digital fabrication phase becomes an integral part of the design process.

      By exploring the code-matter-machine interaction process, the potential emergent behaviors of the system can then be studied while, by tapping into the self-organization properties of matter, a new sensibility towards computational design/fabrication process can be learnt and exerted.

      [.] Workshop topics
      The inFORMed Matter Workshops Series will explore different material systems in three different  workshops:

      inFORMed Clay matter workshop
      The workshop is focused on the exploration of an integrated digital design and manufacturing process developed through an additive processes of ceramic mixture material deposition. By simultaneously understanding material behaviors and tool constraints, participants will acquire the necessary feedback to iterate through the design and production phases by means of custom made digital tools and a 6 axis robotic arm fabrication setup.

      inFORMed Polymers matter workshop
      The workshop explores the design potentials offered by midair deposition of polymeric material (ABS,PLA). This digital fabrication process is particularly suited for the production of complex lightweight spatial structures, engaging participants in the design and development of efficient extrusion paths necessary to physically fabricate their designs by means of a custom robotic 3D printing setup.

      inFORMed Bio matter workshop
      The workshop focuses on the implementation and deposition of living systems (micro-organisms) as main materials and/or agents of transformation of organic matters. Participants will explore different design strategies by programming specific morphogenetic processes and robotic behaviours for the synchronised deployment of both substrates/scaffoldings and of the living materials. Combining the unique potential of computation, robotics and biological building agents, the workshop will offer the opportunity to explore, algorithmically design and fabricate temporary structures capable of supporting growth. By simultaneously understanding living materials’ needs and behaviors as well as constraints, participants will acquire the necessary skills to iterate through the design and production phases by means of custom made digital tools, biological agents and a 6 axis robotic arm fabrication setup.

      [.] Software & Skills
      Basic modeling skills in Rhino3D and Grasshopper (Grasshopper Primer level) are required.
      Participants should bring their own laptop running Windows with pre-installed software (detailed information will be given after subscription).
      A fully functional evaluation version of the software can be downloaded at the following links:
      Rhino 5 – http://download.rhino3d.com/Rhino/5.0/evaluationtimed/
      Grasshopper (Rhino 5 latest version) – http://download.rhino3d.com/Grasshopper/1.0/wip/download/

      [.] Calendar & timetable
      inFORMed Clay matter workshop / March 24-26, 2017 // 10am – 6pm
      inFORMed Polymers matter workshop / April 21-23, 2017 // 10am – 6pm
      inFORMed Bio matter workshop / May 26-28, 2017 // 10am – 6pm

      [.] Tutors
      Andrea Graziano – Co-de-iT member & co-founder
      Alessio Erioli – Co-de-iT member & co-founder
      Bruno Demasi – Co-de-iT member
      Stefano Paradiso – FabLab Torino
      Marco Palma – digifabTURINg collaborator
      Maurizio Montalti - Officina Corpuscoli

      [.] Language
      English will be the main language of the workshops.

      [.] Venue
      Fablab Torino, Via Egeo 16 Torino, Italia.

      [.] Registration fees
      _Workshop Fees
      Educational* : 240 €
      Professional : 330 €

      _Workshops discount
      Educational* :
      40 € discount will be applied at the 2nd workshop participation
      80 € discount will be applied at the 3rd workshop participation
      Professional :
      55 € discount will be applied at the 2nd workshop participation
      110 € discount will be applied at the 3rd workshop participation

      The deadlines for registration are:
      inFORMed Clay matter workshop - March 17 March 23, 2017 
      inFORMed Polymers matter workshop - April 7, 2017
      inFORMed Bio matter workshop - May 5, 2017

      * Full time students, teachers, researchers & PhD (proof of status required).

      [.] Registration
      To register to one or more workshops please e-mail: digifabturing@gmail.com
      The workshop will be activated with a minimum number of 10 participants.

      [.] Credits
      The inFORMed Matter Workshops Series is organized by digifabTURINg & Co-de-iT in collaboration with FabLab Torino, Officine Innesto and Officina Corpuscoli and played @ digifabTURINg. The inFORMed Matter Workshops Series is part of the AARM project and supported by Compagnia di San Paolo.

      AARM is a project done by digifabTURINg + FabLab Torino and it is one of the 20 winning projects of the competition “ORA! Linguaggi contemporanei, produzioni innovative” dedicated to the visual arts, performing and digital culture, organized by the “Compagnia di San Paolo” and launched in October 2015.

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      02/20/17

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