We are very excited to announce a collaboration between binaryslc, Filabot and Massive Dimension in sponsoring the fall 2020 Digital Assemblies course, instructed by Milad H. Mozari, in the Multi-Disciplinary Design Program at the University of Utah. Over the course of 15 weeks, students will be introduced to a process of exploring digital technology and scholarship in design and making, with a special focus on material experiments in recycled plastics and large-format 3d printing, using binary’s studio space and the machines produced by Filabot and Massive Dimension.
Use of 3D printing as a service for designers is not new. 3D printing has long been deployed by designers to realize physical models, create functional prototypes, and evaluate concepts and designs. But what about the reverse? How can designers act as a service for 3D printing? How can designers re-think some of the fundamental assumptions around materials, methods, and products created by additive technologies? The students will explore these questions and more.
Using tools such as the Filabot EX2 filament extruder, the Filabot Pelletizer, and the Massive Dimension Direct Pellet Head Extruder, students will be introduced to a process of exploring digital technology and scholarship in design and making, with a focus on material experimentation in a context of design enquiry and discovery.
Over the course of the semester, this blog will update their progress and highlight how the suite of Filabot and Massive Dimension products assist with the exploratory and experimental process.