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.Read more
The ETH spin-off Gravis Robotics is founded. The company aims to apply automation technologies to large scale construction machines. The company offers robust autonomy and teleoperation for heavy equipment in extreme environments. Research underlying the technology and its application in real world…
The Swiss National Future Day invites 5th to 7th grade students to visit different working environments to get insight into the various professions they can choose for their career. This year, the NCCR Digital Fabrication took part in the Future Day at ETH Zurich and showed 25 children an insight…
The Block Research Group, in collaboration with former NCCR researcher Dr. Mariana Popescu from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Delft University of Technology fabricated the installation "KnitNervi" for an exhibition at MAXXI Rome.
Two days full of action: The NCCR DFAB was on site at the Swiss Robotics Days in Lausanne. Researchers from ETH Zürich, EPFL and Laboratory for Timber Constructions IBOIS, EPFL as well as the start-ups MESH and SAEKI Robotics, introduced interested visitors to the world of digital fabrication.
The Digital Circular Economy Lab (DiCE Lab) is hosting a webinar on digitalization for circularity with a focus on digital fabrication. The NCCR DFAB Professors Philippe Block and Benjamin Dillenburger from ETH Zürich will speak as well as Alexandre Dubor from Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.The webinar will…
04.11.2022 - 05.11.2022
The Swiss Robotics Days will take place in Lausanne on 4 and 5 November. The NCCR Digital Fabrication will be present as an exhibitor. The robotics fair brings together industry, researchers, innovators, developers, investors, engineers and students to exchange experiences, new ideas and technologies and to jointly…
21.06.2022 - 23.06.2022
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 Design for Sustainable Construction.
09.05.2022 - 11.05.2022
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…