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Fabricating Society, 13th International Conference of Digital Fabrication
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Thursday, August 3 • 14:30 - 18:30
304 Material cycles step 3 : Sharing FULL

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We believe in a world where anyone, anywhere can fabricate with the materials around them. Digital fabrication is shifting where and how we can fabricate our physical world. This shift opens a critical need: for local production, we need local materials. We need to move from rigid global supply chains to flexible local networks, from intensive resource extraction to diverse nutrient cycling. Just as other organisms do, we need to learn to use the materials around us.
Our workshop will introduce key tools for using local materials such as bioplastics, natural composites, and recycled feedstock. We introduce a library of open source recipes made from local ingredients. We offer open source tools for measuring material properties, generating data that can be used for simulating the performance of designs made with these materials. We invite you to join us in developing these tools for your Fab Lab and the global network. DAY 3 : Share your materials and create your own libraries

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James Tooze

Senior Tutor, Royal College of Art
James Tooze is a Senior Tutor on the Design Products programme at the Royal College of Art (RCA), London and a visiting tutor at other Universities. At the RCA he leads the Exploring Emergent Futures Platform in Design Products. He is leading research into sustainable distributed... Read More →
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Liz Corbin

Researcher, Institute of Making
Liz Corbin is a researcher of materials and process based at the Institute of Making, the main focus of her PHD research being the emerging UK maker community in relation to cultures of practice and manufacturing. She has driven the formation and continual support of The Open Workshop... Read More →


Thursday August 3, 2017 14:30 - 18:30
Centro de Extension Universidad Catolica O'Higgins, Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 390, Santiago, Región Metropolitana

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