Digital Design and Fabrication: Making Connections

The Digital Design and Fabrication elective is a course offered in recent semesters in the ceramics department. The class, taught by Jo Kamm with Taylor Baker as a studio technician, provides students with the skills necessary to create prototypes via digital fabrication software and transfer them into finished pieces. 3D printers, located in a newly revitalized area of the ceramics building, allow students to print forms directly from their 3D designs on the computer. The printers utilize a thermoplastic filament that is heated and extruded layer by layer in small beads that harden instantly to create the objects (kind of like hollow building!). Below are a few shots of the class’ recently completed project. “The assignment asked students to create a ‘connector’ to turn found objects into modular structures.”

 

Dylan King

Dylan King

Angie Yang

Angie Yang

Hannah Fine

Hannah Fine

Mike Cerv

Mike Cerv

Rebecca Gemeinhardt

Rebecca Gemeinhardt

Brittney Smith

Brittney Smith

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