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3D Printing for Architecture is a Course

3D Printing for Architecture

Started Feb 29, 2020

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About this Masterclass

3D Printing is transforming the way projects are communicated and materialised in architecture. In this masterclass, participants will gain a better understanding of the 3D printing process, introducing all the available technologies, materials and qualities, to design considerations and possible workflows to optimise 3D printing results. This course is delivered in a blended mode and involves a face-to-face session in DMaF Lab at the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Learning outcomes

  • Those interested in introducing 3D printing into their practice
  • Learn the fundamentals of 3D printing for model making
  • Learn about 3D printing materials, FDM - (PLA, PLA blends, ABS, PET); 3DP – Powder; SLA – Resin; LS – Nylon Powder and Polyjet - Photopolymers

AACA Competency: 

  • 3. Design: Conceptual Design
  • 3.1 Design response integrates the objectives of brief, user intent and built purpose.
  • 3.2 Application of creative imagination, aesthetic judgement and critical evaluation in formulating design options.
  • 3.5 Exploration and application of ordering, sequencing and modelling of three-dimensional form and spatial content.
  • 3.6 Assessment of the economic impact on the project of design strategies and options.
  • 3.8 Application of manual and digital graphic techniques and modelling to describe three-dimensional form and spatial relationships.

Course Details

Full Price


Course Length

3 Hours*

Delivery Mode


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

3 Hours | 3 Points

NCSA : Design

*Comprising of 2 hours online and 1 hour practical session on-campus.

Content Specialists

Susana Alarcon

Digital Fabrication Coordinator, DMaF Lab

Susana Alarcon is the coordinator of the Digital Fabrication area in the Design Modelling and Fabrication Lab at the University of Sydney. She holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design, a Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, and is currently completing a PhD at the University of Sydney. Susana has worked in several design industries from display systems, furniture, interior architecture, audio equipment and electronic arts, specialising in the use of digital planning and fabrication tools. Inspired by her work with electronic artists, she became interested in the design and development of technology-based applications. Her PhD research draws upon ethnographic design research, product design and occupational therapy to design interactive support tools for autistic children. Her other research interests are in the areas of innovative digital fabrication processes and creative robotics.

Eduardo De Oliveira Barata

Associate Lecturer

Eduardo de Oliveira Barata is a registered architect in NSW, holds a lecturer position in the Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning at the University of Sydney and is the director of B A R A T A. Eduardo’s research and practice background translates to the discussion of salient and current issues in architecture in his teaching, particularly relevant to the Digital Architecture Studio, where he believes invention comes about via the recombination and hybridization of existing modes of practice with new materials, technology, tools and techniques.

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