Tag: Digital manufacturing

  • Results from Design for Additive Manufacturing

    Results from Design for Additive Manufacturing

    A month ago we wrote an entry that showed an exercise to incorporate greater complexity into 3D printed products. The article makes a short review of the role of complexity in product architecture and how it influences our manufacturing costs and the way we build businesses around a product. Then, we continued to explain how the…

  • Connecting complex components with Design for additive manufacturing: an example…

    Connecting complex components with Design for additive manufacturing: an example…

    If you have already read some of the posts in this blog, you can tell that one of the main topics of this research project is the relationship between the product architecture and 3D printing. I refer here to product architecture as the product’s internal collection of components and relationships between them. Product architecture has…

  • Freedom to fabricate … but what?

    Freedom to fabricate … but what?

    Today is rare to find someone who does not know what a 3D printer is. The popularity of this technology boomed in 2009 when the first FDM patents expired. Despite being a technology almost 30 years old, it remained a process for industrial prototyping until the expiration of the patents allowed open-sourced manufacturers to create…

  • What does it really mean to distribute manufacturing?

    What does it really mean to distribute manufacturing?

    Last sept 8th the Danish Design Center held a Future Fabrication Summit in Copenhagen’s Carlsberg Byen. The event was part of many very exciting events that happened in the same city since the 5th to the 10th of September 2017 as part of the Techfestival 2017. The summit gathered academics, entrepreneurs, and professionals to discuss…