As one of the key ingredient of modern manufacturing, 3D fabrication, or 3D printing, got a lot of attention. Although the history of it can be dated back into last century, such technique gets significant development especially in recent years as the maturity of hardware and improvement of algorithms. The tight integration of hardware and algorithm leads to a novel research topic, that is computational fabrication, which covers most part of the whole fabrication procedure: giving an initial design, it iteratively optimizes the current geometrical and physical setting according to the estimated mechanics and appearance properties via simulation, and evaluate and adjust the whole computational procedure according to the final fabricated products.
Despite a number of recent advances, computational fabrication remains some challenging problems about efficiency, accuracy and flexibility. For example, 1) lack of efficient design tool to provide intuitive interface for users to control the physical behavior of the 3D print-out. 2) heavy computational demands required in the evaluation of physical constraints slow down the design process significantly. 3) material parameters are difficult to acquire to assure the accuracy of the simulation result.
This workshop aims to provide a platform for the researchers in the community to report their recent developments, and for the practitioners focusing on different applications to share the specific requirements and ideas. The goal of the workshop is to summarize critical academic topics from application dependent issues and to give out practical solutions from the theoretical findings.
Title: Interactive Material and Damping Design
Bio: Associate professor of computer science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. His interest is in computer graphics, animation, interactive physics, finite element method, model reduction, deformable models, haptics, sound.
Home page: http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~jbarbic/
Title: Generalized Tangent Vector Fields
Bio: Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in New York University. Daniele’s research interests are in digital fabrication, geometry processing, architectural geometry and discrete differential geometry.
Home page: http://cs.nyu.edu/~panozzo/
Title: Shape and Topology Optimization for Additive Manufacturing
Bio: Professor and Chair of Advanced Manufacturing in the Department of Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Home page: http://homepage.tudelft.nl/h05k3/
Title: Geometry Based Digital Fabrication in Architecture
Bio: Ph.D in Tsinghua University. The founder of ASW, Archi-Solution Workshop and the Co-founder of DADA, Digital Architecture Design Association.
Home page: http://www.asworkshop.cn/
Title: From Appearance to Deformation
Bio: An associate researcher at Microsoft Research Asia. He received his Ph.D. from Zhejiang University 2016. His research interests include physically based simulation, computer graphics, computational fabrication and robotics.