Instead of sending your model plans out to a shop, why not make them yourself? This hands-on lab gives attendees of all levels familiarity with a suite of Autodesk® software designed to empower the DIY revolution and greatly simplify personal fabrication. Attendees are guided through 3 projects to prepare for 3D printing, computer numerical control (CNC) routing, and laser cutting. Whether you are an architect or an artist, you will leave with a keen understanding of why you would choose 1 fabrication method over another and how to use machines to make your designs real. Machine tools will be present in the lab.
- Design with a specific fabrication method in mind
- Create output files for CNC routing
- Optimize meshes for 3D printing
- Create output files for laser cutting
Rob is a fabrication specialist and Product Manager for three of Autodesk's consumer applications. He comes from the design-for-manufacturing side of consumer electronics. Before joining Autodesk Rob contributed engineering to the Flip Cameras, Nike's Sportband, and countless devices for companies including BMW, Apple, Microsoft and Panasonic. He has been 3D printing since 2006 and lectures on several fabrication techniques at San Francisco's TechShop including CNC routing, laser cutting and 3D printing.
Guillermo Melantoni has a degree in architecture from Facultad de Arquitectura in Uruguay. He has worked as a design professor at state and private architecture schools, and he was also a consultant for architectural firms, specializing in 3D modeling, rendering, and animations. In 2006 Autodesk, Inc., Argentina hired him, and he moved to Buenos Aires and became an application engineer, doing demos and pilots involving the main Autodesk products for architecture, engineering, construction, and manufacturing. In 2008 Guillermo became product manager for AutoCAD software, leading the introduction of mesh and surface modeling in AutoCAD 2010/2011 software, as well as other features like parametric design. In 2010 he moved into Suites, Web Services, and Subscriptions (SWSS) as a project manager for user workflows and interoperability, delivering the Suite Workflows feature. He's currently product line manager in the Consumer Products Team for Meshmixer, Tinkercad, and the 123D app product line.