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“Art più Business uguale Love?”

Un evento organizzato da Sineglossa Creative Ground presso la Mole Vanvitelliana di Ancona in cui siamo stati chiamati a partecipare come WaspHub. Insieme a Danko Angelozzi, ci siamo cimentati in un’esperienza di produzione digitale in cui la maestria creativa tramite la scultura digitale di zBrush si unisce con la manifattura additiva in ceramica della Delta di Wasp.


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. Infine presenteremo ADD, una nuova partnership per fornire servizi innovativi per la fruizione dei beni culturali; dalla stampa 3D alla realtà virtuale.
Una sezione ad hoc sarà destinata al design di prodotto. Mostreremo il progetto UR (home audio device) e Mood (cover ergonomica per auricolari). Inoltre presentiamo in anteprima al pubblico Mylux3D: una lampada personale ottenuta a partire da una foto del tuo profilo, prodotta per te ed offerta ad un prezzo di lancio per l’evento romano. Infine sarà possibile acquistare gadget e oggetti pensati espressamente per il pubblico della Maker Faire.
Vi aspettiamo allo stand F16!

ENG: For the third year in a row, Design for Craft will take part in the Maker Faire, the most important trade show of innovation in the world. This year the event will take place from 16 to 18 October 2015 at the Sapienza University of Rome, which will turn into a real “city of the future” during this special occasion.We will show the result arising from our tests related to the employment of innovative processes and materials addressed to digital manufacturing amongst other things.
Firstly, we are going to present Smoothbot: this is a desktop machine for makers and artisans. It is able to avoid the typical micro-grooves displayed on the surface during 3D printing operations and additive manufacturing.
Then, Mycelia, which is a research program for innovative applications that are totally biocompatible thanks to the use of mycelia.
And, last but not least, we will present ADD. This is a new partnership intended to supply innovative services for taking advantage of the cultural heritage: from 3D printing to virtual reality.
An ad hoc section will be reserved to design engineering. We will present the projects UR (home audio device) and Mood (ergonomic cover for earphones). Furthermore, we will preview Mylux3D for the audience. It is a customized lamp manufactured just for you by taking a side picture (your profile), and sold at a special launch price for the event. Lastly, you could purchase gadgets and items uniquely designed for the people participating in the Maker Faire.

We will be waiting for you at the Booth F 16!


3D Print HUB 2015

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 world of the production technologies and the industrial supply chains.

Stand DfC

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 inspired by the internal structure of a cactus, which is clearly an example of the uniqueness and not-replicability. This is a real opportunity to hypothesize the use of digital machines, in this case an FDM, for a whole production on demand of “unique pieces”. Thanks to additive manufacturing we are able to create complex and always different shapes in a easy way, as well as achieve an effective reduction of the stock of production and of the waste in terms of environment resources and energy. Today the most critical problem for making products with a 3D printer is to have a final product instead of having a prototype. We demonstrate through UR Independent Sound® that, if we work properly with post-production treatments, an object created with a 3D printer can in effect turn into a real product. So we have coated with multiple metal layers the whole body through a process electrogalvanic, in this case using copper and gold with an astonishing final esthetic.

UR-indipendent sound_insieme copia
However the product design made by DFC, goes further the way of an industrial production with classical technologies. It ‘a typical example of hybridization between craft and industry through a proper product design and process engineering in relation to real production and market needs.

The Mood® is a fashion accessory (patented) for the upcoming personal mobile market and developed for the new brand Mooders.  With Mood you can talk, chat and listen to music in a more easy, safe and healthy. Design for Craft has developed the product design from the earliest stages of the concept to the final engineering.


The 3d printing has been used in the initial phase of the design for certain components, such as the buckle; they have been prototyped with FDM. In the later stage of product engineering we used the 3d printing SLS (in metal) to realize the mold matrix for the serial production. Not only: the company can decide to offer the service of customization of the component to the customer directly through its e-commerce portal thanks to the production on demand by sintering metal of the buckle. In this way the digital manufacturing becomes a process with a double effect; one concerning the produciton and one about the marketing. It enables the acceleration of the delivery from the final design to the first phase of production and it also allows to diversify the business units thanks to a real serial customization.

3d Printing prototyping and production process

3D Printing the “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; we’ll show a three-dimensional model of huge definition and descriptive accuracy achieved with the technique of laser stereolithography (SLA). This 3D model has been manufactured thanks to the construction of an high detailed 3D virtual model (by Fabio Severini), based on the deep and accurate scan of the original document of Leonardo, acquired (for the first time) in High Resolution. In addition we’ll perform a live 3D print session thanks to an high end FDM 3D printer (Delta Wasp): you’ll see truly the Vitruvian Man rising up in front of you.

Perfecto e Virtuale


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:

  • Le principali tecnologie per la digital manufacturing che una PMI può utilizzare: stereolitografia, sinterizzazione e filamento;
  • Il processo con cui poter produrre un oggetto digitalmente a partire da un modello fisico;
  • Le competenze che è necessario avere per adottare la digital manufacturing;
  • Quali sono i principali materiali utilizzabili con la stampa 3D oggi.

 Il costo del workshop è di 48 € iva inclusa da versare a mezzo bonifico bancario con causale “workshop 10 dicembre” e intestato a Design for Craft S.r.l.s, IBAN IT32O0849113400000120101352 

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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.


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.




Oh, yes! We have been copied.

We are a small company and we know that our Stick Filaments are an interesting product for the world of FFF 3d printing but we’ve been really surprised when we have seen this two web links: here and here. In this web pages you can see plastic filaments for 3d printing called “Stick Filament”! One of them use a font and a color very similar to our logo. We are proud that someone have decided to copy our work and our brand but, please, be aware: you can find the original Stick Filament only in the site WWW.STICKFILAMENT.COM

Talking about 3d printing

As you know we are very active in spreading the possibilities that the digital fabrication offers to the business world but also to all citizens. For this reason we have decided to support 3dHubs, the largest network of 3D printers in the world. In this way we believe we can spread the makers culture and, at the same time, help raise awareness among companies and startups about 3d printing. We hope you’ll follow us in our adventure in this amazing world!