Title: From Digital toPhysical: Computational Methods for Design and Fabrication
Speaker: Dr. BailinDeng
Inthe past few decades, advances in digital design tools have made it possible todesign highly complex 3D shapes. However, physical realization of these shapesremains a challenging task. Recently, the emergence of affordable fabricationtools such as 3D printers and laser cutters allows us to turn a digital designinto a physical object. But effective use of these tools requires the designshape to satisfy specific requirements related to fabrication technologies,which are not considered by traditional 3D design tools. We argue that thesefabrication requirements can be incorporated into the design process asgeometric constraints, such that the resulting designs can be realized usingspecific technologies and materials. We present a few fabrication-aware designtools for different applications, from freeform architectural design tocost-effective fabrication of large objects.
BailinDeng is a lecturer at the School of Computer Science and Informatics of CardiffUniversity. His main research interest is in geometry processing and numericaloptimization, as well as their applications in computational design. Previouslyhe was a lecturer in the School of Engineering and Computer Science atUniversity of Hull (2015-2017), and a postdoctoral researcher in the ComputerGraphics and Geometry Laboratory at EPFL (2012-2015). He obtained his PhDdegree in mathematics from Vienna University of Technology, and holds amaster’s degree in computer science and a bachelor’s degree in computersoftware from Tsinghua University.