DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

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Code
98936
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 9274 Product and nautical design (L-4) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/13
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Product and nautical design)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Digital manufacturing is the design course for the prototyping and production of finished objects with digital manufacturing technologies. Working in groups, the participants will develop a product concept that will then be created by 3D printing, laser cutting or CNC milling. The course aims to transfer and strengthen technical skills for digital manufacturing through the use of software and machinery for rapid prototyping.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the basic tools and concepts of digital prototyping for use by the designer. The main software for three-dimensional modeling and the solutions to prepare the digital model for printing in additive manufacturing are presented. The student will develop a series of exercises that will guide him to 3D printing his model. 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is also proposed as an opportunity to develop knowledge relating to the methods and techniques of the project in all its phases: from the analysis of the reference context to the identification of needs, to the verification of the technological, productive, cultural and social aspects, to the communication of the project. With the support of the activities, students will have to demonstrate that they know how to manage each phase of the project cycle and that they know how to produce and communicate their project. 

Teaching methods

The laboratory is a space for work and collaboration, in which one learns by getting involved and through confrontation with others and with the job market. Indeed. some theoretical / practical contributions will be provided by external guests who will offer a different cut to each intervention according to their professional backgrounds.
However, teaching and learning pass through exercise, revision, according to the logic of learning by doing. Framed within a theme (3D printing, laser cutting and CNC milling), practical exercises will be proposed to be carried out progressively during the semester.
An intensive workshop, in May, will be an opportunity to develop the model / prototype and define the drafting of the project. During the course, intermediate deliveries corresponding to various phases of the general thematic project will be proposed, with relative presentation of the documents necessary for its conception and implementation. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Obiettivo del corso è quello di sviluppare un progetto di un prodotto e la relativa campagna di comunicazione in relazione al tema della digital fabrication in un’ottica di prototipazione per il mercato. Il progetto finale sarà quindi la simulazione di una campagna crowdfunding con l’obiettivo di porre l’accento sul concetto di designer-Impresa (Maffei, 2011). 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Menichinelli, M., (2016), Fab Lab e maker. Laboratori, progettisti, comunità e imprese in Italia, Macerata, Quodlibet.
  • Schiavo, S., (2017), Maker. Cosa cercano le aziende dagli artigiani digitali, Milano, FrancoAngeli.
  • Underdahl, B., ProtoLabs, (2015), La stampa digitale for dummies, Hoboken, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • GUIDA TECNICA PER LA STAMPA IN 3D - ERASMUS3D+
    Numero di Progetto europeo: 2017-1-DE02-KA202-004159
    https://www.e3dplusvet.eu/wp-content/docs/O1A1-IT.pdf
  • FONDAMENTI DELLA STAMPA 3D con Josef Prusa
    https://www.prusa3d.it/ebook-fondamenti-della-stampa-3d/
  • Viral Design, THE COVID-19 CRISIS AS A GLOBAL TEST BED FOR DISTRIBUTED DESIGN - https://distributeddesign.eu/viral-design-book/
  • Diez, T., (2018), Fab City: The Mass Distribution of (almost) Everything, Barcellona, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

XAVIER FERRARI TUMAY (President)

MARIO ZIGNEGO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The laboratory is a space for work and collaboration, in which one learns by getting involved and through confrontation with others and with the job market. Indeed. some theoretical / practical contributions will be provided by external guests who will offer a different cut to each intervention according to their professional backgrounds.
However, teaching and learning pass through exercise, revision, according to the logic of learning by doing. Framed within a theme (3D printing, laser cutting and CNC milling), practical exercises will be proposed to be carried out progressively during the semester.
An intensive workshop, in May, will be an opportunity to develop the model / prototype and define the drafting of the project. During the course, intermediate deliveries corresponding to various phases of the general thematic project will be proposed, with relative presentation of the documents necessary for its conception and implementation. 

EXAMS

Exam description

METHOD OF EXAMINATION
-frequent
Attended students, divided into groups of up to 3 components, will have to respect the scheduled deliveries according to the course calendar and will each time receive an opinion (-, /, +, ++) on the progress of the project.
Those who deliver late or in a different way from the one agreed will receive a -, who will miss the delivery -, who will miss more than one delivery will be conveyed to the non-attending.
- not attending
Non-attending students will carry out the theme of the course individually, will have all the lessons available on aulaweb and will be able to make a single final delivery that will include all the process phases (from phase 1 to phase 5). Revisions planned ad personam will be agreed.
They will also have to read and write a paper on at least 2 texts from the bibliography.