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    • 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

    • 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

    • Maurizio Montalti’s residency

      We had the big pleasure of having Mauri Montalti for a great lecture and a week-end session of deposition tests with several mycelium-inoculated material mixtures, aimed at screening the more suitable for robotic-based extrusion.

      A big thank you to Alessio Erioli, Bruno Demasi and all the Co-de-iT
      team!

      This residency is framed inside Project AARM, winner of the Bando Ora!, funded by Compagnia di San Paolo.

      Here’s some pictures, enjoy

      02/13/17

    • Ianis Lallemand’s residency and lecture

      Merci to Ianis Lallemand for having shared with us a great lecture and for the extremely fascinating three days of ‘Un-specified Clay’ printing. Looking forward to having you back soon!

      01/28/17

    • Maurizio Montalti lecture

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      Maurizio Montalti (Officine Corpuscoli) lecture - February 10th, 2017

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      Designer, researcher and creative explorer Maurizio Montalti will join digifabTURINg for the physical development of Bio Ex-Machina, a collaborative research project exploring possibilities for interweaving digital and biological computation through the use of robotics and 3D printing technologies. As part of his residency, Maurizio Montalti will present his work and research outcomes in a public lecture on February 10th, 18.30 pm at Toolbox Coworking.

      The event is framed inside Project AARM, winner of the Bando Ora!, funded by Compagnia di San Paolo.

      Maurizio Montalti is a designer concerned with a thorough, trans-disciplinary, research-based practice, whose work addresses social and environmental challenges. Using design and art as tools to investigate and reflect upon contemporary culture, he seeks to create novel opportunities for the creative industry by engaging design in a multidisciplinary creative process. He often actively collaborates with professionals from other disciplines in a co-creative process, to arrive at thought-provoking solutions and design outcomes. His work spans across various mediums, previously exploring themes in relation to biotechnology, anthropology, bio-diversity and the impact of novel technologies.

      Bio Ex-Machina - Biological meets Digital Computing & Robotics -  is a collaborative research project exploring possibilities for interweaving digital and biological computation through the use of technological means and allowing to identify new tools and strategies, releasing more freedom in the definition of complex structures, as part of the design process. The project is rooted in a trans-disciplinary, research-based collaboration, and it relies on the expertise of a wide array of professional belonging to different fields of action (e.g. biology, computational design, robotics, etc.)

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      Maurizio Montalti, designer, ricercatore ed esploratore creativo, sarà ospite di digifabTURINg per lo sviluppo di Bio Ex-Machina, progetto di ricerca collaborativo orientato all’esplorazione delle intersezioni tra computazione digitale e biologica attraverso strumenti che accostano la robotica alla stampa 3D. Durante la sua permanenza, Maurizio Montalti presenterà i suoi lavori e i risultati della sua ricerca in una lecture aperta al pubblico, mercoledì 10 febbraio alle ore 18:30 presso Toolbox Coworking.

      Questo evento è parte del Progetto AARM, vincitore del Bando Ora!, promosso dalla Compagnia di San Paolo.

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      Maurizio Montalti è un designer impegnato in una pratica professionale rigorosa, transdisciplinare e fondata su metodi di ricerca, orientata a raccogliere sfide di natura sociale e ambientale. Utilizzando arte e design come strumenti di indagine e riflessione sulla cultura contemporanea, Maurizio Montalti promuove lo sviluppo di nuove opportunità all’interno dell’industria creativa attraverso un approccio al design creativo e multidisciplinare. Collabora con professionisti di altre discipline per innescare lo sviluppo di soluzioni laterali e inaspettate, stimolando un approccio co-creativo al progetto. Il suo lavoro abbraccia diversi ambiti, investigando temi legati a biotecnologia, antropologia, biodiversità e tecnologie innovative.

      Bio Ex-Machina - Biological meets Digital Computing & Robotics - è un progetto di ricerca collaborativo orientato all’esplorazione delle intersezioni tra computazione digitale e biologica attraverso la tecnologia, e all’identificazione di nuovi strumenti e strategie che, in quanto parte del processo progettuale, aumentano la libertà nella definizione di strutture complesse.

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      01/19/17

    • Ianis Lallemand  lecture

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      Ianis Lallemand Lecture - January 25th 2017

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      Designer, artist and researcher Ianis Lallemand will join digifabTURINg for the physical development of Unspecified Clay, an experimental robotic fabrication process and part of his doctoral research in the SACRe programme at École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. As part of his residency, Ianis Lallemand will present his work and research outcomes in a public lecture on January 25th, 6:30 pm at Casa Jamina.

      The event is framed inside Project AARM, winner of the Bando Ora!, funded by Compagnia di San Paolo.

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      Ianis Lallemand is a Paris-based designer, artist, and researcher. His works investigates the tension and convergence between code and matter, by tapping into the emergent potential of computation, data, digital fabrication and material behavior.

      Unspecified Clay aims at investigating an additive manufacturing process based on clay deposition, with the main objective to leverage the self-organization capabilities of the material as a core design driver. In this context, the experiment will not focus on materializing pre-defined digital models, but rather produce form by an emergent strategy. Instead of trying to subordinate clay’s physical properties to a fully specified design, it will set up scenarios allowing an expression of the material’s embedded indeterminacy, that will be used as a design catalyst in the context of a ‘cyber-physical’ fabrication process.

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      Ianis Lallemand, designer, artista e ricercatore parigino, sarà ospite di digifabTURINg per sviluppare il progetto Unspecified Clay, un processo sperimentale di fabbricazione digitale robotica, parte del suo progetto di ricerca all’ École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (programma SACRe) di Parigi. Durante la sua permanenza, Ianis Lallemand presenterà i suoi lavori e i risultati della sua ricerca in una lecture aperta al pubblico, mercoledì 25 gennaio ore 18:30 presso Casa Jasmina.

      Questo evento è parte del Progetto AARM, vincitore del Bando Ora!, promosso dalla Compagnia di San Paolo.

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      Ianis Lallemand è un designer, artista e ricercatore con base a Parigi. Il suo lavoro indaga tensioni e convergenze tra codice e materia, sfruttando il potenziale emergente di computazione, dati, fabbricazione digitale e comportamento del materiale.

      Il progetto Unspecified Clay indaga processi di produzione additivi legati alla deposizione di materiale argilloso, con lo scopo di utilizzare le capacità auto-organizzative del materiale come principale strumento di progettazione. In questo ambito, il progetto non è orientato alla produzione fisica di modelli digitali predefiniti, bensì alla produzione di forme emergenti: evitando di subordinare le proprietà fisiche dell’argilla ad un disegno predeterminato, il progetto apre degli scenari espressivi legati all’instabilità propria del materiale, esplicitamente utilizzata come strumento progettuale all’interno di un processo produttivo di natura ‘cyber-fisica’.

      01/19/17

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      testing our brand new polymers extruder with some mid-air deposition at digifabTURINg. Amazing piece of hardware done by Stefano Paradiso !! Working with Lorenzo Selva on his thesis prototype !

      01/08/17

    • Volatile ground

      Few months ago we provided the technical support and robotic fabrication to “Volatile Ground” - Lapo Naldoni ’s thesis work - advisor Alessio Erioli, co-advisor Alberto Casarotto.
      Now the thesis is on issuu (currently in italian only)

      Alcuni mesi fa abbiamo fornito il supporto tecnico e la fabbricazione digitale di “Volatile Ground” - la tesi di laurea di Lapo Naldoni - relatore Alessio Erioli, correlatore Alberto Casarotto.
      Adesso la tesi è disponibile su issuu (in italiano)

      11/20/16

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      Some interesting outcomes in terms of matter self-organization done by & with Ianis Lallemand at digifabTURINg during a 3 days test session !!

      10/23/16

    • AMACI - Giornata del Contemporaneo a Savona

      Andrea Graziano e Bruno Demasi hanno illustrato il progetto digifabTURINg e AARM e la produzione di oggetti in ceramica con il braccio robotico durante la Giornata del Contemporaneo di AMACI - Associazione dei Musei d'Arte Contemporanea Italiani Sabato 15 Ottobre al Museo d'arte di Palazzo Gavotti a Savona.

      10/22/16

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      our CLAYstruder v.2.0 is finally ready and we are testing it.
      The project will be soon published as #opensource on the #digifabTURINg github.
      Features:
      - start&stop deposition
      - variable deposition speed
      - air-pressure ON/OFF control
      - multiTANK rapid change
      Here some photos >>

      10/22/16

    • A.A.R.M. project won !!

      digifabTURINg team is very happy to announce a research grant has been recently won! 

      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.

      The AARM project aims to combine, through a transdisciplinary approach, areas such as design, computation, additive manufacturing, materials science and robotics. This approach aims to be exploratory and artistic type, proceed in strict but open in intent and aimed to explore the creative and artistic possibilities made possible only through the technologies involved.

      The project will focus on the production of a series of design objects for the home environment, as typical of the experimentation and manifesto of new opportunities for production and new artistic and creative expressions.

      AARM intent of the project is also to share as open-source material the products and instruments made during the research phase to make it implementable and replicable by others: students, researchers, professionals or industries.

      10/22/16


    • Stress & speed test !


      10/19/16

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      our last v0.xxx version (hopefully) of the CLAYstruder before the final #opensource prototype. 

      Features:
      - start&stop deposition
      - variable deposition speed
      - air-pressure ON/OFF control
      - rapid multiTANK change

      10/07/16

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      clay-ing again … some tests of the new extruder !

      09/27/16

    • EnsadLab » Projet : Unspecified Clay

      a new collab project is starting at digifabTURINg ! Ianis Lallemand + Co-de-iT + Fablab Torino

      06/21/16


    • digifabTURINg team is very happy to announce a research grant has been recently won! To celebrate with you we share a small sequence about our latest experiments with mid-air spatial depositions of polymeric materials. More research is coming, stay tuned!


      06/03/16

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      Month of may started with some new experiments with clay!
      The main goal was inducing material unexpected behaviors by only acting on the nozzle/layer height parameter at constant arm velocity and tool pressure.
      Controlling those events may be quite challenging (and catastrophic) if triggered on extremely slender geometries.

      Stay tuned for more results!

      05/04/16

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      A new tool in town !

      04/27/16

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      today test session … we are starting to print big enough !
      now the robot/hardware/software ecosystem is good enough to start a proper research.
      May will be really an interesting month at digifabTURINg

      04/23/16

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      yesterday 2nd session of tests … we are growing in size and increasing the quality !!
      the structure is very stable and resistant … more than we supposed

      04/15/16

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      first session of test … far to be perfect but not too bad as first test !

      04/09/16

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