Challenges and practices of a university digital manufacturing laboratory in support of artistic practiceI

Authors

  • Juliana Henno
  • Priscila Guerra
  • Monica Tavares
  • Marcelo Yamanoi
  • Carol Medina

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29147/dat.v6i3.443

Keywords:

Digital Manufacturing, Teaching, Research, Extension Activities, Visual Arts

Abstract

For the last ten years, digital manufacturing laboratories—initially meant for engineering and industrial design—have been proliferating and expanding their use to diverse fields in which experimental practice as a means of creation is a central element. While in some of these laboratories the access to their equipment is free, or, in a different way, they are private, others are exclusively dedicated to supporting the university activities. The goal of the present article is to highlight the importance of implementing the use of digital manufacturing laboratories in teaching, research, and extension activities in an academic artistic context, by pre- senting the specific case of ModelaFab, the Modeling and Digital Manufacturing Laboratory of the Department of Fine Arts of the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo (Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universi-
dade de São Paulo – ECA-USP). First, we present the challenges arising from the implementation of a university digital manufacturing laboratory; then, we discuss the establishment of ModelaFab, as well as its structure and the activities that have been taking place there until 2019.

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Author Biographies

Juliana Henno

Juliana Henno holds a doctorate and master ́s degree in Visual Arts from the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo (Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo – ECA-USP). She also holds a degree in Industrial Design from the Armando Álvares Pen- teado Foundation (Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado – FAAP). and she is vice-coordinator of the GP_ADMD (Art, Design, and Digital Media Research Group) of ECA-USP.

Priscila Guerra

Priscila Guerra holds a master ́s degree in Visual Arts from ECA-USP (2017), and she has got a bachelor ́s and teaching degree in Visual Arts from UNICAMP (2013). Currently she is a lecturer for the Visual Arts gradua-tion course at ECA-USP, Public Notice
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ORCID 0000-0003-1807-4430

Monica Tavares

Monica Tavares is a permanent professor of the Graduate Program in Visual Arts at ECA-USP, a Research Fellow at CNPq - Level 2 (CNPq, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - National Council for Scientific and Technological Development), coordinator of the GP_ADMD (Art, Design, and Digital Media Research Group) of ECA-USP (the group is linked to CNPq), retired professor of the Fine Arts Department of ECA-USP.
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ORCID 0000-0002-8008-1490

Marcelo Yamanoi

Marcelo Yamanoi is an undergraduate Visual Arts student at the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo (ECA-USP), monitorat ModelaFab, the Modeling and Digital Manufacturing Laboratory at CAPECA-USP, and he had a PUB/USP 2018-2019 scholarship.

Carol Medina

Carol Medina is an undergradute Visual Arts student at the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo (ECA-USP), monitor at Modela Fab, the Modeling and Digital Manufacturing Laboratory at CAPECA-USP, and she had a PUB/USP 2018-2019 scholarship.

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Published

2021-10-18

How to Cite

Henno, J. ., Guerra, P. ., Tavares, M. ., Yamanoi, M. ., & Medina, C. . (2021). Challenges and practices of a university digital manufacturing laboratory in support of artistic practiceI. DATJournal: Design, Art and Technology, 6(3), 140–160. https://doi.org/10.29147/dat.v6i3.443