parametric design

Parametric design is a process based on algorithmic thinking that enables the expression of parameters and rules that, together, define, encode and clarify the relationship between design intent and design response.

 

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As part of the group assignment of this year's Fab Academy at Waag, a Marble Calender Machine was made.

 

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Can we apply digital fabrication tools for healthcare applications? And how can we personalise designs?

 

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The Masterclass for the three finalists of the Fairphone Accessory Challenge takes place at Waag in Amsterdam on November 14 & 15, during which 3D print expert Joris van Tubergen and our designers will help to enhance their 3D printing skills.

 

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A Shapeways User meeting will take place on August 24th at Fablab Amsterdam, which is an awesome location in the heart of Amsterdam full of 3D printers, laser cutters, a HUGE milling machine and all kinds of user-created models.

 

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From her ambition to explore the potential of new technologies for the development of healthcare products, Ida Poortinga - Master student Biomedical Engineering at the University of Groningen - came to the Waag and was enthusiastic to take up this issue. In this blogpost Ida will explain her graduation project “Local fabrication of a custom-fit finger splint, using parametric design and additive manufacturing”.

 

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Suffering from a malformed or painful finger? In many cases, a finger splint can help. A precise fit is required.

 

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TCBL develops transformative business models for the textile and clothing sector in Europe.

 

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At the website of designboom architecture I found a post about the Vietnamese pavilion for the Expo in Milan in 2015.

 

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20-05-2014

Fab Night #3

Not interested in the World Cup? In June we experiment with an evening opening of the Fablab - on the Thursday nights of 5, 12, 19 and 26 June you can visit our Fablab at the Waag after work hours, use the machines or have a drink.

 

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Steve Swiggers and Vincent Muller of the Dutch branch of Wikihouse presented their design at the RAP for an open source garden house. Via hollandwikihouse.nl they invited everyone to co-design specific parts they could find a solution for themselves.

 

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On 21 June 2013 we launched the Makers Guild at the Waag in Amsterdam.

 

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We know Blender as an open source 3D animation tool. But Blender has also long supported the .STL file format used to export for 3D print and it is very welcome news that there will be additional support within the software to help modelers. These new features will greatly help save users’ time in finding issues with their models.

 

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Waag and Fairphone organized a design bootcamp in that focused on the complexities around mobile phone design, production and the supply chain. During three days, design teams worked towards proposals and prototypes for the fair phone of the future.

 

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DUS Architects works with its KamerMaker to print a real-size 3D printed canal house in Amsterdam. The six meter tall printer has been installed in September 2012 in the Amsterdam-North area.

 

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For the project ‘Low Cost Prosthesis’, our designer Mickael Boulay is currently working on an adjustable connection part and a foot. To get relevant feedback and to be able to make the next steps, he gathered experts in the Waag for a meetup.

 

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The Self Building Building project responds to residents’ needs to design and customize their own living environment. Moreover, it searches for solutions to the stagnation in the building practice.

 

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This session is to gain practical DIY Bio experience. This time we will assemble the OpenPCR for sure! The Fablab will be open, ensuring you can start turning your idea into reality instantly.

 

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In the Fablab Low Cost Prosthesis programme we developed the technology to produce a 'lower knee' prosthesis in line with the open innovation principles.

 

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8-03-2012

Hypermud

During the three days of the PICNIC Festival 2011, the NDSM Wharf saw an exceptional sculpture emerge.

 

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8-03-2012

Fab Academy

The Fab Academy provides instruction and supervises investigation of mechanisms, applications, and implications of digital fabrication.

 

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8-03-2012

Pop UP

In Pop UP, an interactive cross-media environment was created to stimulate fantasy and creativity.

 

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Waag's contribution to the latest PICNIC Festival in Amsterdam consisted among many other things of the eyecatching Hypermud project and seminar titled The Urban Future is Personal. We built a sculpture on the festival terrain that combined 3D computer-generated parametric design with ancient building techniques in mud. We have written a report on this three-day project, that is now available as pdf download