Alessandra Villaamil
Atif Ahmad
Christie Leece
Deqing Sun
Dollee Bhatia
Hanna Kang-Brown
Inessah Selditz
Jason Rosen
Ji Hyun Lee
Luisa Pereira
Mark Kleback
Phan (Pan) Visutyothapibal
Robbie Tilton
Sheiva Rezvani

Designing for Digital Fabrication

Designing for digital fabrication.

Designing for Digital Fabrication

The ability to digitally fabricate parts and whole pieces directly from our computers or design files used to be an exotic and expensive option not really suitable for student or designer projects, but changes in this field in the past 5 years have brought these capabilities much closer to our means, especially as ITP students. ITP and NYU now offer us access to laser cutting, CNC routing, and 3D stereolithography. In this class we will learn how to design for and operate these machines. Emphasis will be put on designing functional parts that can fit into a larger project or support other components as well as being successful on a conceptual and aesthetic level. In this class we will discover methods to design projects on CAD applications for total control of the result, and we will develop algorithmic ways to create designs from software (Processing) to take advantage of the ability to make parts and projects that are unique, customizable, dependent on external data or random.