Arch 433 Intro to Digital Fabrication Fall 2022

Arch 433 Intro to Digital Fabrication

Course Description:
This course offers a comprehensive exploration of computer-aided fabrication from concept development and modeling through digital file creation and cutting processes. Using CAD/CAM software, laser cutters, CNC mills, and 3D printers, students with a variety of interests can build the elements of detailed models, fabricate a range of finished objects, or even create landscapes incorporating highly articulated surfaces. The course stresses the integration of the complete thought process from concept development to pre-visualization to detailed modeling to fabrication setup and finishing. Students gain a solid understanding of the rapidly developing world of CAD/CAM techniques while acquiring specific long-term skills in software-based modeling and machine-assisted fabrication.

Course format:
Students will work individually on CNC skill building assignments. For the midterm students will work in groups of (3) on a Furniture project. For the Final students will work as one large group to design and build a small pavilion.

Separate Tasks (examples):
Materials Estimate/Budget, Documentation Video, Documentation Book, etc..

Prerequisite: DC3 or permission to take the course

Syllabus:

Arch_433_FA22_Syllabus

Professor:

Alphonso Peluso: peluso@iit.edu

 

Class Tutorials and Assignments:
Class-01:

Assignment:

Arch_433_A01_Name_Plate_Assignment

Videos:

 

Class-02:

 

Assignment:

Arch_433_A02_2D_Machining_Assignment

Videos:

 

Class-03:

 

 

 

Assignment:

Arch_433_A03_Paramectric_Drill

 

 

 

Class04:

 

Assignment:

Arch_433_A04_3D_Surface_Assignment

 

Video:

 

Class-05:

 

Assignment:

Arch_433_A05_Half_Scale_Joint

 

Class-06:

Work In Class

 

Midterm Assignment: Arch_433_FA22_Midterm