ETHs spin-off company MESH is live

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Impressions Future of Construction Symposium

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The Future of Construction Symposiums

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Digital Fabrication at the WEF 2022

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Initiated in 2014, the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication aims to revolutionise architecture through the seamless combination of digital technologies and physical building processes. Over 60 researchers from six different academic disciplines collaborate to develop ground-breaking technologies for tomorrow’s construction. Their research allows Switzerland to take a leading position within the global field of digital fabrication. The NCCR Digital Fabrication is the first NCCR focused on architecture and construction funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Initiated at ETH Zurich, it is partnered with EPF Lausanne, the Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the Bern University of Applied Sciences and Empa.

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WEB MESH

04.07.2022

Foundation of the ETH spin-off MESH

The ETH spin-off MESH is online. Ten years after the first tests with the novel construction technology Mesh Mould, the AG is also gaining a foothold outside the laboratory. Alumni of the NCCR Digital Fabrication are behind the company.

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22.06.2022

Impressions Future of Construction Symposium

From June 21 to 23, the Future of Construction Symposium took place for the first time. Almost 600 participants from all over the world devoted three days to construction robotics and computational design for sustainable construction.

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Eberhard III

21.06.2022

The Future of Construction Symposiums

From June 21 to 23, the symposiums "The Future of Construction" will take place at ETH Zurich. International speakers will give lectures on digital technology in the construction sector. The focus will be on Construction Robotics and Computational Design for Sustainable Construction.

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30.05.2022

Testing Eggshell fabrication process with ABB’s GoFa

Students of the Master of Advanced Studies ETH Zurich in Architecture and Digital Fabrication (MAS DFAB) are now using ABB's new collaborative robot GoFa cobot to explore Eggshell fabrication process, an ultrathin formwork system for the casting of complex architectural components.

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Madeline Gannon WEB

25.05.2022

Madeline Gannon- Researcher in Residence

The interdisciplinary artist Madeline Gannon recently visited the NCCR Digital Fabrication as part of the NCCR’s «Researcher in Residence» program. During this time at ETH Zurich she further developed the robot performance «Other Natures».

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Events

Eberhard III

21.06.2022 - 23.06.2022

The Future of Construction Symposiums

From June 21 to 23, the symposiums "The Future of Construction" will take place at ETH Zurich. International speakers will give lectures on digital technology in the construction process. The focus will be on Construction Robotics and Computational…

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Madeline Gannon Home Slide WEB

09.05.2022 - 11.05.2022

Special performance of Technology Artist Dr. Madeline Gannon on 9th May

It is our pleasure to announce a performance by Dr. Madeline Gannon, to be held at Robotic Fabrication Laboratory (RFL) on May 9th. Madeline is a multidisciplinary designer forging new futures for human-robot relations and has been previously described by Wired magazine as a «Robot Whisperer». Her mission is to make robotics and other advanced technologies open, accessible, and…

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STEM2

24.02.2022

The Power of Networking - Meet Swiss STEM Networks II

This is session 4 in a 4-part-webinar - and takes place from 9.30am to 11am on ZOOM. This final session will continue introductions from researchers and participants in diverse STEM disciplines, and will wrap up the session with a recap of the entire series. This webinar is co-organised by the…

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17.02.2022

The Power of Networking - Meet Swiss STEM Networks I

This is session 3 in a 4-part-webinar - and takes place from 9.30am to 11am on ZOOM. This 3rd session allows for introductions and presentations from researchers and participants in diverse STEM disciplines, including their approaches to networking and what works best in their domain.This…

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10.02.2022

The Power of Networking - Personal branding and cultural context

This is session 2 in a 4-part-webinar - and takes place from 9.30am to 11am on ZOOM. This second session covers self representation and positioning within your context. This webinar is co-organised by the Schweizerische Vereinigung der Ingenieurinnen SVIN (https://svin.ch), the NCCR Digital Fabrication (https://dfab.ch/) as well as the NCCR Automation (https://nccr-automation.ch/).Online…

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02.02.2022

The Power of Networking - The Why and How: Best practices

This is session 1 in a 4-part-webinar - and takes place from 9.30am to 11am on ZOOM. The first session covers basic principals of networking and through presentation and discussion focuses on "best practices".This webinar is co-organised by the Schweizerische Vereinigung der Ingenieurinnen SVIN (https://svin.ch), the NCCR Digital Fabrication…

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