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3D Printing/Digital Fabrication for Education and the Common Good

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ACM Press, New York


3D printing has 1 become an area of intense interest in many disciplines ranging from industry through education, humanitarian and innovation contexts to research. At the same time, technologies, materials, usages and appropriation are in constant flux. 3D printing is but one of the many facet of digital fabrication, the digitalization of more sectors, "Industry 4.0" and increasing community-based innovation and (open/commons-oriented) engineering practices. This workshop is intended to illustrate and discuss cases, positions, concepts and experiences related to such developments in digital fabrication, especially in 3D printing. We specifically look for contributions highlighting the role of digital fabrication and 3D printing for the common good and the education sector. This is in line with C&T's socio-technical focus, research suggesting the immense potential in digital fabrication and education as well as growing practices in using digital fabrication/3D printing in humanitarian efforts.


Stickel, O.; Aal, K.; Fuchsberger, V.; Rüller, S.; Wenzelmann, V.; Pipek, Volkmar; Wulf, Volker; Tscheligi, Manfred (2017): 3D Printing/Digital Fabrication for Education and the Common Good. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies. DOI: 10.1145/3083671.3083708. ACM Press, New York. ISBN: 978-1-4503-4854-6. pp. 315-318. Long Papers. Troyes, France. June 26-30, 2017