“The Bleeding Edge of 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication” by Collins, Smith, Penn and Vance

  • ©Daniel (Dan) Collins, Robert Michael Smith, John William Penn, and Donald (Don) Vance




    The Bleeding Edge of 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication



    This presentation provides an overview of recent advances in 3D printing and digital fabrication. At the heart of these processes is the desire to translate three-dimensional objects designed in the virtual space of the computer into tangible objects. Additive and subtractive processes at a staggering array of scales are being used in a variety of disciplines to produce tangible prototypes and sculptures with increasingly varied functional and material properties—from electronic circuits at nanometer scales, to biological substrates, to high-density tooling, to architecturally-scaled structures and functional firearms.


ACM Digital Library Publication:

Overview Page: