Designing structures for additive fabrication

Day - Time: 07 October 2015, h.11:00
Place: Area della Ricerca CNR di Pisa - Room: C-29
  • Denis Zorin (New York University)

Nico Pietroni


Additive fabrication (3D printing) presents a range of unique challenges and opportunities for computational design. On of the distinctive features of additive fabrication is effectively free complexity, making it possible to use complex small-scale structures to achieve various design goals. However designing such structures manually is difficult or impossible, and automated methods are needed. Another feature of additive fabrication is a short design-to-fabrication pipeline, enabling many people without professional modeling and engineering experience to create unique and customized products. Yet most design software do not have accessible and intuitive tools helping users to produce designs that are manufacturable and have expected physical behavior. In this talk, I will describe our work aiming to develop methods addressing some aspects of these problems.

BIO Prof. Denis Zorin: Denis Zorin is a Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics and the Chair of the Computer Science Department at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. His areas of research include geometric modeling and processing, physically-based simulation and numerical methods for scientific computing. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the California Institute of Technology; before joining the faculty at NYU, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University. He was a Sloan Foundation Fellow, received the NSF CAREER award, and several IBM Faculty Partnership Awards. He is a co-recipient of the ACM Gordon Bell Prize. His former students and postdocs went on to become faculty members at a number of leading universities