Research Methogology  DI-workshop



Sedar Asut

Paul de Ruiter

Hans Hoogenboom


E - Learning.



The explanation on how to use the software is provided online. Make sure you have learned the appropriate online material before the beginning of the workshop  The content is the same as the CAD1 week 2 e- learning content

WEEK 3 -  Maya

WEEK 3-  Rhino

The assignment



Additive manufacturing is a rapidly evolving manufacturing technique which finds new applications in a range of industries. The capability of generating complex forms in a range of materials opens new possibilities in design and engineering. Key developments can be found in the field of print materials. This can range from metal, to wax, from plastics to glass. Combinations of materials become available  like carbon reinforced  co polyester.  Engineered to enhance the strength of the material.  This development is driven by a demand for new application of the  additive manufacturing techniques in new fields of industry.

In Architecture we see a development in the direction of larger scale printing .  Concrete printing is developed at many Universities in a search for an efficient low cost additive manufacturing system.


What ever the application the specific properties of the manufacturing process will influence the design process. A formal rationalization process might be needed to cope with manufacturing time of the individual  additive manufactured components.


This process can lead to extreme

                            complex geometry.


Important notes regarding the course





  •  Week 2: Pulse building - Paul de Ruiter

         Lecture (1 hour)

         The Pulse building will be a new educational building for

         TUDelft. One façade was designed with a 3D printed sun-

         shading system.


  • Week 7d: Solving a design informatics problem - Michela Turrin

         Lecture (1 hour)

         Research by design in combination with computer use,

         hypothesis, alternative hypothesis, generalisation, design

         variants, variant analysis, optimisation problems




  • Week 3 : Modelling complex geometry in Rhino


  • The workshop is a short introduction into the complexity

         of NURBS modeling

  • The workshop is based on a project where large scale additive manufacturing would have been used
  • The models are of a sun shading system of unique panels
  • The files can be downloaded for Rhino or Maya.
  • The design is made in a computational design environment
  • Course material is available, however this workshop moves in sync with the CAD1 course. So no additional material has to be studied.
  • For those students who prefer to use Rhino can download the Rhino file.
  • If you have any questions you also can drop by the office.

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