Digital Fabrication is a series of processes that transform software sketches into material forms. The rapidly evolving field of digital fabrication, which was barely established a decade ago, is quickly altering the field of manufacturing. Digital fabrication is changing manufacturing practices in much the same way that the Internet streamlined information-based services. The departments of Art and Technology Studies; Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects; Fiber and Material Studies; and Sculpture all offer courses focused on one or more aspects of digital fabrication. SAIC houses several shops that offer students the opportunity to do fabrication on laser cutters, CNC, and 3D printers. Please see your advisor to discuss related course listings that pertain to this area called Digital Fabrication.
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