Physical Feedback in Fabrication Information Modeling (FIM): Analysis and Discussion of Exemplar Cases across Media, Disciplines and Scales
2015 Duro-Royo, J., Mogas-Soldevila, L., and Oxman, N. , Proceedings of the eCAADe 33rd Annual Conference, Real Time: Extending the Reach of Computation, Vienna
Novel digital fabrication platforms enable the designand constructionofmaterially sophisticated structures with high spatial resolution in manufacturing. However, virtual-to-physical workflows and their associated software environments are yet to incorporate such capabilities. Our research setsthe stage for seamless physicalfeedback workflows across media, disciplines and scales. We have coined the term Fabrication Information Modeling (FIM) to describe this approach. As preliminary methods we have developed four computational strategies for the design and digital construction of custom systems. These methods are presented in the context ofspecific design challengesand include a biologically drivenfiber construction algorithm; an anatomically drivenshell-to-wearable translation protocol; an environmentally-driven swarm printing system; and a manufacturing-driven hierarchical fabrication platform.We discuss and analyze these four challenges in terms of their capabilities to integrate design across media, disciplines and scalesthrough concepts such as multi-dimensionality, media-informed computation andtrans-disciplinary data. Access CFP here.