Arch 433 Intro to Digital Fabrication
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.
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
Alphonso Peluso: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Tutorials and Assignments: