1. This project aims to blur the line between processes of design and fabrication in the context of rapid prototyping by increasing the fluidity of the fabrication process through coordinated material and robotic processes. The project exploits feedback loops that allow the process to be used as a live generative form-finding tool as well as a method for reification of designed objects.

    By injecting and suspending light-curing resin in a gelatinous medium, one is afforded the ability to shape freeform objects without the need for molds or other subtractive manufacturing processes that would otherwise be necessary. The gel acts as an omnidirectional support material which is reusable, so there is no wasted material.

    One major distinction between this project and other rapid prototyping processes is the ability to utilize 3D vector-based toolpaths. Virtually all other processes use paths generated via contouring a digital model, and rely on the hardening of each successive layer before being able to move on to the next.

    The suspension of resin in space without added support material allows for the ability to navigate and fabricate directly on and around other existing objects within the Gel, as well as the ability to observe the process from any angle. The suspension of time in this process allows for tool changes, manual injections, on-the-fly robotic injections, multi-material injections, live modification of the digital or physical model, and the ability to physically "undo" (resin removal via suction or scooping).

    Special thanks to Peter Testa, Brandon Kruysman, Jonathan Proto, Devyn Weiser, and Kyle and Liz Von Hassln.

    SCI-Arc Fall 2012
    Testa Vertical ESTm Studio
    Instructor: Peter Testa / Brandon Kruysman / Jonathan Proto
    AT: Peter Vikar
    Project Leader: Brian Harms (http://www.nstrmnt.com)
    Project Team: Haejun Jung / Vince Huang / Yuying Chen

    Music: "Baalbek" by Trifonic.

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  2. Design
    Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu

    Exhibition Coordinator B+U
    Aaron Ryan

    Exhibition Team B+U
    Nema Ashjaee,
    Viola Ago,
    Nick Taylor,
    Derek Ramsey,
    Andranik Ognayan

    Structural Consultant
    Matthew Melnyk

    Hannes Koecher, Media Artist,
    Vienna Austria

    Ryan Tyler Martinez and Lord Ceniza

    Music By:
    Deepshader and Nazca: Covered by the Blue Fog

    Panel Fabrication
    Warner Bros. Entertainment

    SCI-Arc Student Workshop Team
    Eduardo Bellosta, Kevin Chen, Lord Ceniza, Chuck Diep, Shahe Gregorian, Jeff Halstead, Suky Ho, Jessica Hong, Kyungjoo Kim, Dennis Lee, Yu Liu, Ricardo Lledo, Sara Loy, Michelle Lozano, Ryan McGriff, Pierina Merino, Sara Moomsaz, Tony Morey, Sergio Ormachea, Stephen Rafferty, Hemila Rastegar-Aria, Kirill Ryadchenko, David Sarafyan, Tommy Shao, Rea Sohn, Maricarmen Soto, Evelyn Tring, Benjamin Vanmuysen, Joao Velazquez, Carlos Vargas, Jacob Zindroski

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