Digital Tools –CAD-CAM I

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CAD CAM, CNC milling, digital design, digital fabrication, experimental prototyping, lasercutting, parametric pattern, patterns, teaching, Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin

Dates: Wintersemester 2016/2017

Institution: Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, Textil- und Flächendesign

Supervision: Agata Kycia

Students:  Charlotte Ackermann, Christin-Luisa Amann, Katrin Bergner, Elena Eulitz, Lena Ganswindt, Judith Gebhardt, Ben Gladki, Eunseo Kim, Gregory Krouze, Sophia Köllmer, Otto Lemme, Liina Leo,  Ayscha Zarina Omar, Xingwen Pan, Eva Reischl, Joanna Marie Richter, Katja Riley, Carolin Rüllich, Sophie Schmidt, Esther Kaya Stögerer, Mayo Takakura, Stephanie Traut, Pamina Weiß, Hannah Lu Verse, Yutian Zhou

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This annual course is an introduction into NURBS-based modeling in Rhino and digital fabrication. Students learn basics of geometrical representation and 3D modeling in Rhino, its functionality as a design, modeling, presentation and analysis tool. Second part of the course focuses on computer-aided manufacturing processes, exploring potentials and limitations of various fabrication techniques.

This time we focus on laser cutting and 3-axis CNC-milling. We develop geometric patterns inspired by systems found in nature and re-interpret them in various ways, always taking advantage of chosen manufacturing technique, tools and materials.


Natural systems and their geometrical interpretations

Fabrication method 01_Lasercutting


Pic. Inspiration image (left), lasercut model(right) by Katja Riley and Ayscha Zarina Omar

Lasercut-CharlotteAckermann32.jpg(Inspiration image (left), lasercut model(right) by Charlotte Ackermann)

Fabrication method 02: 3-axis CNC-Milling


Pic. Given CNC-milled surface divided into 12 segments


Pic. Further exploration of the three-dimensional reliefs


Pic. Model by Katrin Bergner

weissenseefrasen-akycia-28weissenseefrasen-akycia-23    Pic. Model by Ben Gladki, Judith Gebhardt

weissenseefrasen-akycia-18weissenseefrasen-akycia-20    Pic. Model by Charlotte Ackermann


Pic. Model by Pamina Weiß


Pic. Model by Otto Lemme, Gregory Krouze

weissenseefrasen-akycia-13cnc-fräsenKatjaRileyAschaOmar2.jpg    Pic. Model by Katja Riley, Ayscha Zarina Omar

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