extrudr was able to attend the FABRICATE 2017 in Stuttgart, which is an international peer reviewed conference with supporting publication on the theme of Digital Fabrication. The FABRICATE 2017 conference aims to instigate discussions on constructed projects and cutting-edge research in the context of computational design and digital fabrication between leading experts in academia and industry.

The first session on the second day was entirely committed to the topic of  "Rethinking additives and 3D printing" led by Philip Yuan. Latest technologies and methodologies had been presented by different research rnstitutes like the ETH of Zürich, UCL Bartlett & the ICD Stuttgart. Furthermore leading companies were able to showcase their problems and solutions to the audience.



The Call for Work for FABRICATE 2017 received over 250 submissions from institutions and practices coming from 45 countries. These include The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, Institute for Computational Design and Construction of the University of Stuttgart, the Architectural Association, Aarhus School of Architecture, Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), InnoChain ETN network, University of Michigan, MIT, Harvard University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, University of Innsbruck, Princeton University, FabLab, TU Graz as well as Zaha Hadid Architects, AKT II (Adams Kara Taylor), Amanda Levete Architects, Foster + Partners, Bollinger+Grohmann, Buro Happold, One to One and designtoproduction amongst others.

The best 32 submissions had been featured in the supporting peer-reviewed publication and of those 16 presented their inspiring research and work at the conference.


Download the publication for free @ https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/fabricate

For more news on the conference, please visit www.fabricate2017.org