Context Is additive manufacturing going to change the way we fabricate? Certainly it is, Additive manufacturing has an immense growth potential with a 22% annual growth as it has offers mass customisation and reduced waste. One of the challenges in additive manufacturing is to improve the precision and reliability of the manufacturing process. This can … Read more
The second year of the Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction will be dedicated to the development of students’ Individual Thesis Projects, which will be supervised by a Thesis Advisor. In order to support the thesis project development and strengthen the second year students professional and academic profiles, several seminars and workshops will be scheduled.
Students will be asked to submit prior to the academic year’s beginning a final Thesis Book (both in physical and digital copies) and complete the Final Submission of the Individual Thesis, which will be composed of a written and illustrated portfolio, scientific paper, models and prototypes to be shown in the IAAC closing exhibition. The Final Exhibition is a mandatory part of the year, and it will take place after the Final Presentations, involving the second year students as active actors in the exhibition’s organisation and set up.
Projects from this course
Mechanical Inserts for 3D printed Clay Due to land scarcity, the construction industry pushes architecture to shift its focus towards the entire life cycle of the final construction, considering its various phases, from its sourced material and manufacture, to its utilization and eventual end of life. Minimizing material usage and construction time has provoked the … Read more
How can we ensure high quality products using non-standardized wood in architecture? Abstract Inspired by the success of the “Realform” research project, which ingeniously reuses non-standardized wood scraps and uses the grain data to create a seamless, material-based design, this project aims to advance the topic of sustainability in architecture. Building on the foundation of … Read more
The industry of construction creates most of the waste in the world. By 2025 we expect to reach 2.2 billion tons globally. As a solution of this problem, industry 4.0 proposed the Additive manufacturing process, which is looking for the optimization of fabrication and construction adding layer by layer different materials; this process started being … Read more
The reference marking system for Additive Manufacturing Context Additive manufacturing (AM) technologies have established and grown significantly over the past few decades, solidifying themselves as a mature and competitive alternative across various sectors of fabrication and construction. This development has been observed across multiple levels and applications of production, primarily due to its remarkable properties … Read more
This project proposes an objective approach to applying theory of affordance for architecture and design to improve the design process for Parc de la Devesa for La Sardana. It investigates architecture can play the role of an intuitive interface to achieve the goal of enhancing human’s perceptions of the environment. In the particular case of … Read more
Introduction Our use of forestry resources has seen an increase in efficiency aimed at standardizing wood, a material that is inherently non-standard and heterogeneous by nature. However, the byproducts generated from this process are predominantly used for energy through combustion rather than being transformed into useful products. As more wood products are expected in construction, … Read more
Context Additive manufacturing is growing exponentially in many industries at many levels, pushing towards new upgrades as a competitive alternative by reducing its logistic and production costs and increasing its flexibility and adaptability to the market’s demand. However, there is still an important challenge that it is facing: a gap on matching references between physical … Read more
The efficient utilization of forestry products plays a vital role in sustaining industries such as construction and furniture manufacturing. To meet the demands of mass production, raw materials undergo a process of standardization, enabling streamlined operations and increased output. However, this standardization process results in the generation of valuable by-products such as planar offcuts. These … Read more
The annual construction waste is expected to reach 2.2 billion tons gobally by 2025, to try to solve this kind of problems in this sector we can use the Additive Manufacturing fot the optimization of Fabrication and construction. Key advantages of AM By 2020, the AM sector will grow up to a €13.4 billion industry … Read more
This research thesis seeks for an opportunity to introduce specific human actions in the additive manufacturing robotic process to generate custom and adaptive fabrication flows based on local needs and conditions and set in a cyber-physical working environment that will scan and verify the results before and after every intervention. 1. Framework According to UN, … Read more