University of Technology Sydney

84124 Digital Systems for Sustainable Production

6cp; 3hpw, Design Studio
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This subject is available to all School of Design and School of Architecture students who have completed Year 1 of their bachelor degree and have mastered the basics of CAD applications such as Rhino CAD.



In the framework of the Material Ecologies Design Lab, the School of Design is offering an elective on digital systems for sustainable production to design and architecture students.

The elective challenges students to speculate on the future of localised manufacturing using sustainable materials in combination with digital production methods. Students do this through researching and experimenting with new 100% sustainable and/or 100% recycled materials and apply them to digital manufacturing processes such as 3D printing and CNC milling. Students then develop the results of their experiments into new production frameworks through which they can design and make products.

Students work both individually and in groups for the duration of the session and create artefacts for exhibition and publication.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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