There seems to be no shortage of conferences related to 3D printing and digital design and manufacturing these days. One that’s coming up soon is the FABRICATE International Peer Reviewed Conference and Publication, taking place in London, UK on April 15th and 16th. According to FABRICATE:
Discussing the progressive integration of digital design with manufacturing processes, FABRICATE will bring together pioneers in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology and computation. Discussion on key themes will include: how digital fabrication technologies are enabling new creative and construction opportunities, the difficult gap that exists between digital modeling and its realization, material performance and manipulation, off-site and on-site construction, interdisciplinary education, economic and sustainable contexts.
There will be an interesting display during the event:
During Fabricate 2011 the Professorship Gramazio & Kohler Architecture and Digital Fabrication will investigate the integration of architectural design and feedback processes in robotic fabrication. The exhibition project will be robotically manufactured from a large number of geometrically differentiated elements where the visitors can perceive and experience an unsteady yet precise assembly in real scale, layer by layer. Using novel peripheral equipment for this, the project reaches a highly integrated digital design and fabrication method that would not have been possible by a manual assembly technique.
Evidently tickets (£290) are almost sold out so get them now if you’re interested.