Introduction to 3d printing

The workshop introduces 3d printing with some of its fabrication processes and speculates on its aesthetics. Our partner Tatcraft Makerspace will provide various models of 3d printers, including a large scale high-end printer.


What’s happening in the workshop?
The workshop will introduce 3d printing with some of its fabrication processes and speculate on its aesthetics.

Who is the target audience of the workshop?
Artists, architects, engineers, makers and anyone interested on digital fabrication, with no previous knowledge required.

What will attendees of the workshop learn?

The participants will be introduced to its basics looking on how it works under the hood. A lecture will reflect on the implications of post-fordist manufacturing methods and the aesthetic of mass customization. In a hands-on exercise, participants will be able to produce a standard object through normal slicing. Furthermore, they will deal with the intricacies of creating their own set of instructions for the machines, which will open a new field of material exploration, both from performative and aesthetical points of view.

Victor Sardenberg will introduce 3D modeling with Rhinoceros, mesh handling with Meshmixer and G-Code generation through the machine specific software (Cura, Kisslic3r, etc) and Grasshopper.

The workshop is structured into three chapters:

  • In the first hour, participants will download a mesh from the web and prepare it to production.
  • The second hour will be used to explore G-Code generation through Grasshopper.
  • In the third hour, Victor Sardenberg and the hosts of the two follow-up workshops (3d printing ceramics and 3d printing Instance Noodles) will present their personal perspectives and approaches on 3d printing.

Searching for 3d printing with vvvv? Please see the follow-up workshops in the afternoon.

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Event Type
  • Workshop


  • Saturday
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Tatcraft Tribune


This workshop can be accessed with:

• week pass + workshops
• day pass Saturday

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