As a continuation of our adventures in model making, we are experimenting with various digital fabrication tools. The ability to connect a digital model with a computer-controlled machine has exciting potential for anyone interested in the design and creation of ‘things.’ CNC machines enable the efficient fabrication of novel forms and the ability to quickly generate a series of prototypes. We wanted to experiment with both.
Our plan is to take one site, create one digital model, and fabricate a range of model types that engage different materials and fabrication machines. Our goal is to learn the process required to go from digital model to constructed element (file setup/translation, machine access/efficiency) and discover the success—or failure—of different model types. Stay tuned.