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Fabricating Society, 13th International Conference of Digital Fabrication

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Tuesday, August 1
 

14:30

104 Material cycles step 1 : Crafting Bioplastics
Limited Capacity 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. Circular processes involve prime matter in the loop of design and production. How can we DIY craft our own material in order to design the performance we wish to acquire. How can we use sustainable biodegradable matter and involve the maker culture into making their own materials. In this workshop we will work with bioplastic recipes, kombucha bacterial skin and other DIY recipes to craft our prime materials. DAY1: Make: bio-based and recycled. Explore our library of local materials, how to make and model their behavior.

Workshop Tutors
avatar for Anastasia Pistofidou

Anastasia Pistofidou

FabTextiles research lab and Fabricademy, A new Textile and Technology Academy founder


Tuesday August 1, 2017 14:30 - 18:30
Centro de Extension Universidad Catolica O'Higgins, Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 390, Santiago, Región Metropolitana
 
Wednesday, August 2
 

14:30

204 Material cycles step 2 : Making Measuring Devices
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 2: Measure: using uTest, a universal testing that can be made in your Fab Lab, we will measure the mechanical properties of materials we made. We will explore how to use this materials data in design simulation.

Workshop Tutors
avatar for Alysia Garmulewicz

Alysia Garmulewicz

Assistant Professor, Circular Economy Innovation, Universidad de Santiago: local materials platforms


Wednesday August 2, 2017 14:30 - 18:30
Centro de Extension Universidad Catolica O'Higgins, Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 390, Santiago, Región Metropolitana
 
Thursday, August 3
 

14:30

304 Material cycles step 3 : Sharing
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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

Workshop Tutors
avatar for James Tooze

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 →
avatar for Liz Corbin

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 Wo... 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