3D printing ceramics

Activity: Talk or presentation Lecture and oral contribution


Presentation by Martin Tamke, Associate Professor CITA Centre for Information
Technology and Architecture, KADK and Flemming Tvede Hansen, Associate Professor.

Architecture and Design, KADKDigital technologies are transforming existing paradigms of production in new distributed and
democratized ways. How can quick prototyping and access to small batch production create new
perspectives for industrial production?
Digitization is transforming existing paradigms of production, making it easier to collaborate and
communicate in distributed and democratized ways. Cheap new technologies enable developing
countries and markets to leapfrog creating broader access to knowledge and reach further to
new audiences while changing industrial fabrication from something only in the remit of the few to
a broader culture of prototyping and small batch production. With examples from around world,
we will discuss new perspectives on digital empowerment; what are the new products and
service that these processes enable, how do we empower innovation in new economic models
for growth and how does this practice create new perspectives for social empowerment.

The research project Filigree Robotics investigates how digital technological developments open spaces for new expressions and allow rethinking of traditions in ceramics. The project is a collaboration between the field of Ceramic Design, School of Design and The Centre for Information Technology and Architecture(CITA), School of Architecture that unfold how advances in 3d motion capture technology, digital scanning technology and 3d printing in clay create new interfaces and processes between human, space and material. Thus Filigree Robotics is situated in a context that allow the combination of specialized knowledge of ceramic material and architecture with digital technology.
Period6 Dec 2018
Event titleDigital fabrication as a driver for sustainable design
Event typeOther
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • 3d printing
  • Architecture
  • Collaboration
  • ceramics
  • Experiment