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Next-generation CAD startup Belmont Technology picks up $25 million more

Next-generation CAD startup Belmont Technology picks up $25 million more | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
That was fast: A Cambridge startup crafting software for the people who create new products has raised $25 million in funding, just a few months after collecting its first infusion of $9 million.
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It will be interesting to watch what this team gets up to.  

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The Gamification of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) - It's “Game On” or “Game Over” | LinkedIn

The Gamification of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) - It's “Game On” or “Game Over” | LinkedIn | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
I created this group to help accelerate the gamification of the $12 trillion architecture, engineering and construction industries and build a community of like-minded gamers,...
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I started this group earlier this week to create a public forum where gamers could meet with the building industry. Ideally business relationships will develop out of this group and accelerate innovation in multiple industries.

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Autodesk: Hey, Free Apps Are Harder To Make Than Enterprise Software

Autodesk: Hey, Free Apps Are Harder To Make Than Enterprise Software | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
"People are more demanding for a low-cost consumer thing than they are for [expensive] profressional products," says AutoDesk CEO Carl Bass. AutoDesk learned that the hard way.
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Open Digital Fabrication will democratize design

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'Check Out This CNC Machine. His Name is Yoshi' - Core77

'Check Out This CNC Machine. His Name is Yoshi' - Core77 | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
Industrial Design content and community site - articles, discussions, interviews and resources.
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Great insight into how Japan is industrializing traditional joinery.  Just like almost all of Europe.  Digitizing traditional craft industries also makes them more affordable and enables new innovation.

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From Metal Factory to Architectural Innovator | Inc.com

From Metal Factory to Architectural Innovator | Inc.com | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
How one man built his family's small manufacturing plant into the go-to metalworking studio for the world's premier architectural projects.
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BIll Zahner is also on the board of the Digital Fabrication Alliance.

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Why 3-D Printing Won't Turn Your Home Into a Factory | Wired Business | Wired.com

Why 3-D Printing Won't Turn Your Home Into a Factory | Wired Business | Wired.com | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard that 3-D printing is going to save U.S. manufacturing. All those “makers” say it, even President Obama has chimed in of late. But where will 3-D printing go in the next five to 10 years?
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And why you won't be "printing" your home at home or in a factory any time in the near future.  All of the economic arguments made in this article are even more applicable to the building industry. After all, who really wants to live in a house printed from "toxic" and expensive "3D ink" (especially since building codes don't exist to approve such structures and structural engineers will be very cautious about stamping plans for these building).

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IGI Global: International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling (IJ3DIM) (2156-1710)(2156-1702): Jason Underwood, Sisi Zlatanova, Umit Isikdag: Journals

IGI Global: International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling (IJ3DIM) (2156-1710)(2156-1702): Jason Underwood, Sisi Zlatanova, Umit Isikdag: Journals | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling (IJ3DIM) (2156-1710)(2156-1702): Jason Underwood, Sisi Zlatanova, Umit Isikdag: Journals
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Interesting indeed.  Now to explore how this is being integrated with digital fabrication.

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Wouldn't it be cool if... you could engineer a better world?

Inventor Saul Griffith asks whether engineers fully realize how big their influence on the world can be. He challenges all engineers, designers and makers to...
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Saul Griffith on Hackers, Makers and Digital Fabrication.

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Are Virtual Factories the Future of Manufacturing?

Are Virtual Factories the Future of Manufacturing? | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
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Yes.

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'Tind' Prefab Houses by Stockholm-based Design Studio Claesson Koivisto Rune

'Tind' Prefab Houses by Stockholm-based Design Studio Claesson Koivisto Rune | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it

Stockholm-based studio claesson koivisto rune have has created 3 sleek typologies for prefabricated homes that draw from the distinctly scandinavian landscape and approach to efficient living.


The 'Tind' residences draw their name from the norwegian word for 'mountain peak', a concept informed by the remarkable lack of sharp pointed peaks in scandinavian mountain systems. The softened edges of the range lend the landscape a particular beauty that finds its way into the architecture in the form of a truncated, single pitch roof. Floor-grazing windows are relegated to major walls and all apertures lie flush with light-drenched interiors. Rather than a perforated volume, the home is a rhythmic composition of built material and void, and despite the various models of kit houses, every interior is organized by a central entrance way or staircase and seeks to blur notions of interior and exterior.

While prefabricated homes have many historical iterations, the architectural integrity of the 'Tind' series is preserved through culturally relevant approaches to living...


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Prefab dreams and the meaning of life - FT.com, Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction.

Prefab dreams and the meaning of life - FT.com, Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
John Maynard Keynes, the famous economist, envisaged a time in the future when the world would be so efficient that no human need work at all.
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Prefab construction makes it into the Financial Times. While I agree with the author's perspective on the efficiencies of prefab, I completely disagree with her focus on 3D printing (also referred to as additive fabrication) having a big impact on the industry anytime soon.   Subtractive and formative fabrication in AEC is many orders of mangitude more powerful and environmentally friendly using current technologies and materials - and these technologies are evolving at an accelerating rate. While I welcome addtive fabrication into the industry, it is currenlty being oversold.

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StyroHome's curator insight, March 11, 2013 5:29 PM

Change is here...

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Nanotechnology's Revolutionary Next Phase - Forbes

Nanotechnology's Revolutionary Next Phase - Forbes | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
A carbon nanotube (Photo credit: ghutchis) The term “nanotechnology” has been bandied about so much over the last few decades that even the researcher who popularized the term is the first to point out that it’s lost its original meaning.
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Atomically Precise Manufacturing - 3D Printing at Nano Scale

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3D Printing Hits the Peak of the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

3D Printing Hits the Peak of the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it

The Gartner Hype Cycle graphic has been used since 1995 to highlight the common pattern of overenthusiasm, disillusionment and eventual realism that accompanies each new technology and innovation. The Hype Cycle Special Report is released annually to track 'emerging' technologies along this cycle and provide guidance on when organizations should adopt them for maximum impact and value. 3D Printing has been steadily climbing to the peak of 'Inflated Expectations' over the past few years and now sits on top, poised for the drop into the 'Trough of Disillusionment, or is it.


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GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2012 - SCI-06468

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Gamification + Digital Fabrication.  This  course must have been very interesing (at least for those interested in these topics).  


Although I don't like the "design by committee" name.  Collaborative and participatory design is much better.

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Museo Galileo, virtual museum

Museo Galileo, virtual museum | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it

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Virtual Heritage - I wish there were also more museums at the forefront of innovation in the U.S.  

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Stamen’s New Map Tool Looks Like SimCity On Acid

Stamen’s New Map Tool Looks Like SimCity On Acid | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
We used to have cartographers. Before satellites took over, these scientist-artists painted our view of the world.
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More WebGl goodness for the built environment

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‘Tall wood’ advocate joins Prince George project

‘Tall wood’ advocate joins Prince George project | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
Design centre will be tallest wooden building in North America
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Cross Laminated Timber Skyscrapers are finally coming to North America.

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Interview with David Kasik - The Inside Story - IEEECS

Interview with David Kasik - The Inside Story - IEEECS | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
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Boeing's head of graphics, simulation and design-meets-fabrication, David Kasik, on the third wave of innovation in graphics.  Think how far ahead the aerospace and automotive industries are in integrating design and fabrication.  Then consider how much larger the building industry is than either of these industries - yet still so much further behind.  Opportunity or continual chaos?

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IF (URBAN) LIFE IS A GAME, (SMART) CITIES ARE THE PLAYGROUNDS. GAMIFICATION, CIVIC REWARDS AND CROWD SOURCING STRATEGIES FOR CONNECTED AND SAVVY CITIES.-

IF (URBAN) LIFE IS A GAME, (SMART) CITIES ARE THE PLAYGROUNDS. GAMIFICATION, CIVIC REWARDS AND CROWD SOURCING STRATEGIES FOR CONNECTED AND SAVVY CITIES.- | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
by Pablo Sánchez Chillón (Urban 360º) How can games be used for engaging citizens in urban matters? How the addition of urban game-like programs, crowd sourced initiatives in real/digital spaces an...

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“Big Wood” Imagines Future Skyscrapers Built Out Of Wood

“Big Wood” Imagines Future Skyscrapers Built Out Of Wood | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
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Big Wood? Indeed. Definitely better for SEO than Tall Timber.

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Vannevar Technology

Reimagining building design for a more sustainable future
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"Vannevar Technology, which is a venture-backed startup founded by Google engineers that are developing an open cloud-based collaboration platform for building delivery."

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IDEAbuilder's curator insight, October 18, 2013 4:09 PM

Great to see the building industry press covering the Vannevar / Genie story.   More info here - http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000886261&fid=1725#!

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Future of Digital Fabrication Blows 3D Printing Out of the Water

Future of Digital Fabrication Blows 3D Printing Out of the Water | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
Just when I thought I’d heard it all in the latest 3D Printing news, a meeting at MIT on Digital Fabrication just blew 3D Printing out of the water.
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Finally, growing recognition about the true potential of Digital Fabrication.

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Inwood – Prefab Homes Win Converts in New York

Inwood – Prefab Homes Win Converts in New York | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
Though modular building has been around for a while, more developers and architects are embracing it.
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Digital Fabrication in New York City. Great coverage of real innovation.

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5 Robots Revolutionizing Architecture’s Future

5 Robots Revolutionizing Architecture’s Future | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it
Top five architectural robots, be they robot arms, 3d printers, cnc mills, that are revolutionizing architecture, construction, and digital fabrication.
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Will 3D Printing Change the World? | Off Book | PBS

Published on Feb 28, 2013

Much attention has been paid to 3D Printing lately, with new companies developing cheaper and more efficient consumer models that have wowed the tech community. They herald 3D Printing as a revolutionary and disruptive technology, but how will these printers truly affect our society? Beyond an initial novelty, 3D Printing could have a game-changing impact on consumer culture, copyright and patent law, and even the very concept of scarcity on which our economy is based. From at-home repairs to new businesses, from medical to ecological developments, 3D Printing has an undeniably wide range of possibilities which could profoundly change our world.

This video includes copyright material from http://www.explainingthefuture.com You can learn more about 3D printing on the ExplainingTheFuture channel at http://www.youtube.com/explainingthef...

Featuring:
Sam Cervantes, CEO of Solidoodle http://www.solidoodle.com/
Carine Carmy, Shapeways http://www.shapeways.com/
Michael Weinberg, Public Knowledge http://www.publicknowledge.org/
Joseph Flaherty, WIRED.com http://www.wired.com/

3D Printing Footage Sources:
1) Mashable - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CTPu...
2) Mitchell Leben, BusyBotz 3D Printing http://www.youtube.com/user/BusyBotz http://www.busybotz.com
3) BromptonWorld - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmxjLp...
4) stratasysfdm - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoZ2Bg...
5) Lisa281977 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kbwez...
6) CNETTV - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3NGzO...
7) Glenn Langton - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c84vk...
8) Melanie Gonick, MITNews - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nFyux...
9) Fred Hagemeister - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etw4XU...
10) SketchySam123 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhULZQ...
11) ExplainingTheFuture - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-E6vR... AND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D749...
12) Maureen Kerr - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjEa_4...
13) 3dprintingsystems - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EWWt...
14) soscomponents - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCkU3i...
15) ObjetGeometries - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67cev_... AND http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmDz7Q...
16) John Ecker, GeoDroidJohn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baNM5...
17) Guus Eldering - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9JXWg...
18) Mishkin Berteig - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c81qKk...
19) T3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb-4rt...
20) cacmcrew - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmyBJn...
21) Vik Olliver - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auKLBw...
22) pp3dp - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl0F2B...
23) Amanda Ghassaei - https://vimeo.com/56017345
24) Jon Bondy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXJFib...
25) Globetechnology (NAPSTER DOCUMENTARY FOOTAGE)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSpzW8...
26) UnivPennsylvania - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VHFlw...
27) appworld7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd2Nq0...
28) TEDtalksDirector - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SfRg...
29) Choc Edge - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FUq_2... AND http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDEdGh...
30) Diginfonews - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUsCPO...
31) VPROBacklight - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC7vrw...
32) FunTheoryVideos - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aghzp...
33) onshoulders - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqhq5p...
34) mrmatz408 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU3KAo...


Music:
CMA,"Chasing Dreams" - http://soundcloud.com/ezx-dubstep/cma...
Sacred, "Speed of Light" - http://soundcloud.com/sacred989/speed...
AudioPad, "Grafit - Be Free", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxwfeV...
Dexter Britain, "Beyond The Finish Line", http://soundcloud.com/dexterbritain/b...
Sacred, "Flying High" - http://soundcloud.com/sacred989/flyin...
et_, "3.0" - http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/76521...
Binarpilot, "Goof" - http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/7586/...
AKAJULES, "Back" - http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/12096...

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Rachael Dalton-Taggart's curator insight, March 21, 2013 2:01 PM

I like this video a lot. Not 'hype' but more the reality of 3D printing

Sara Conway Gurney's curator insight, January 29, 2015 8:22 AM

Very interesting way that technology is changing our future...I would love to have on of these:)

Alisha Meyer's curator insight, March 24, 2016 8:33 AM

I like this video a lot. Not 'hype' but more the reality of 3D printing