Maker Faire 2015


ITA: Per il terzo anno consecutivo Design for Craft sarà presente alla Maker Faire, il più importante spettacolo dell’innovazione al mondo. Quest’anno l’evento si svolgerà dal 16 al 18 ottobre 2015 a “La Sapienza” Università di Roma che diventerà, per l’occasione, una vera e propria “città del futuro”.
Mostreremo i risultati delle nostre esperienze di innovazione nei processi e nei materiali, destinati alla digitale manufacturing e non solo. In primis Smoothbot; una macchina desktop per maker e artigiani in grado di eliminare l’effetto superficiale microrigato, tipico della stampa 3d e della manifattura additiva in generale.
Mycelia, invece, è un programma di ricerca per applicazioni produttive innovative pienamente biocompatibili grazie all’utilizzo dei miceli...

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The demand for materials and production processes widely biocompatible grows and is a stable trend in the way of industrial production. Design for Craft works on the technology transfer related to the world of digital manufacturing and beyond. One of our latest experiences is the production of objects (prototypes and models) derived from cultured mycelia, in other words the growth apparatus of mushrooms. Their cultivation, under controlled conditions, can lead to the growth of reticular biological structures.

The result is a material with interesting performances, also for industrial uses and totally biological in the production  and disposal phase...

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3D Print HUB 2015

Our speech at the 3D Print Hub

We’re back from the 3D Print Hub 2015 in Milan, the main event for the professional 3D printing in Italy. This edition was very full of exhibitors and interested visitors; the main focus has been on the professional applications of 3D printing.

Design for Craft has attended showing the results of two real case studies with the aim of explaining how the technological approach towards the digital manufacturing can have an effective role on how products are designed, manufactured and marketed. We have also been asked to tell the state of the art of innovative materials of 3d printing FDM in our public speech “POLYMERS FOR CUSTOM 3D PRINTING”. For those interested, we’ll be present also at the next 3D Print Hub at MECSPE in Parma on March 26 to 28, considered the main event in Italy for the w...

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Product design could be 3d printing oriented?


The answer is yes. Design for Craft has always worked as a partner of the companies providing support, advice and research with the clear objective to integrate the potential of 3D printing practices in design, production and marketing. Our recent works on product design, developed for two different clients; they are two case studies to understand how the digital manufactoring can change the way in which the products can be designed, manufactured and marketed.

UR Independent Sound® was born as an experimental product between personal production and mass production, made for the italian brand Sinfoni. The concept behind it is the translation of a “Made in Italy” Hi-Fi system for cars into your Personal Home Hi-Fi with outstanding performance, integrated with LED lamps.
The shape is insp...

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3D Printing the “Uomo Vitruviano”

Uomo Vitruviano

In Design for Craft we observe carefully the potential and the evolution of 3D printing. One of the scenarios where this technology can play an important role is in the cultural heritage communication in which the humanistic approach can be a valuable tool for knowledge (survey, conservation and restoration) and its disclosure thanks to digital reproduction’s technologies.
The traveling exhibition-show “Perfecto e Virtuale” offers the visitor the discovery of the Vitruvian Man in its deep and huge significance through new technological devices and innovative experiences. One of these experiences is the knowledge of the Vitruvian Man as an object in its three dimensions thanks to the techniques of digital prototyping.
Design for Craft is one of the technological partners of the exhibition; ...

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Le piccole imprese possono adottare con successo i nuovi processi produttivi della digital manufacturing. La possibilità di prototipare facilmente, di effettuare piccole produzioni on demand, di passare in velocità da oggetti fisici a modelli digitali tridimensionali sono vantaggi facilmente accessibili che possono aiutare a contrarre costi, servire nuovi mercati, innovare prodotti e servizi. Il workshop, organizzato in collaborazione con Confartigianato Macerata, si terrà all’Hotel Cosmopolitan di Civitanova Marche il 10 dicembre 2014 a partire dalle ore 10am, avrà durata di 3 ore e aiuterà i partecipanti a orientarsi tra le diverse opzioni tecnologiche, adeguando le capacità produttive dell’impresa in modo coerente ed efficace.

In particolare potrete conoscere:

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Re-thinking PLA


In the last months, we showed you the PLA HS (High Strenght). Today we return to talk about it because we have made ​​a lot of prints and further test; the results are truly remarkable, even beyond our expectations.

The PLA is the main material for FDM desktop printers  because it has features particularly suited to the mode of the additive manufacturing. Over the years, the demand for this material for the market of 3D printing has increased and today its evolutions are expected. Having this in mind, we decided to improve its performances and so we loaded it with mineral powders; the result is this PLA HS (that means High Strength).
Our PLA HS has the same ease of printing of PLA standard, commonly available on the market but with many plus!
It’s much more resistant to bending and to...
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Welcome, Johnny!


The Rome Maker Faire 2014 is about to begin and we’ll be there, again… This year’s most important news is that we will present a new project we’re working on for months: the Johnny. It’s more than one single machine and aims to provide different feeding systems and many production processes for the additive manufactoring: it supports the FDM 3d printing (also with plastic’s pellets and Stick Filament) and it could easly work with the cold extrusion. The Johnny Lab Machines are created to be used in laboratories and are not desktop 3D printers for the consumer market. You’ll find more informations  and technical details on the project in this page.


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On July 18, was held in Marzocca (on the Adriatic coast of Italy), the fourth edition of the “Demanio Marittimo”, a one-night of culture under the stars at the seaside in which architects, designers, creatives and enthusiasts gather to discuss until ‘dawn.
Design for Craft was a guest with Denis Santachiara and Ronen Kadushin; we entertained the audience with some interesting news of 3D printing. Our speech, in particular, has been centered on the new research scenarios that open in the contact between architecture and technologies of “cold extrusion” in 3d printing.


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MAKE K-IT: a new event’s format for our 3D Hubs meetings


Yes, we think global and we act local. Now we introduce a new event’s format:  MAKE K-IT, “Make your personal factory”. We’ll try to spread the maker’s culture through workshops for the construction of machines and instruments useful to develop innovative ideas and projects. These events will be held with the collaboration of the main 3d printer’s producers in Italy. The first workshop will be held in Jesi, near the SAS (Studio for Arts Press, via Valle 3), the 21 th June from 10 to 18:30. The key-player of this first day will be the KIWI-3D printer, produced by SHAREBOT, a leading company in Italy for printers 3D. KIWI-3D is designed specifically for FabLabs, workshops and geeks.




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