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MATERIALIZABLE: Intelligent fabrication-oriented Computational Design and Modeling

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Project "MATERIALIZABLE" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Am Campus 1
postcode: 3400

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 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙497˙730 €
 EC max contribution 1˙497˙730 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-02-01   to  2022-01-31


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 Project objective

While access to 3D-printing technology becomes ubiquitous and provides revolutionary possibilities for fabricating complex, functional, multi-material objects with stunning properties, its potential impact is currently significantly limited due to the lack of efficient and intuitive methods for content creation. Existing tools are usually restricted to expert users, have been developed based on the capabilities of traditional manufacturing processes, and do not sufficiently take fabrication constraints into account. Scientifically, we are facing the fundamental challenge that existing simulation techniques and design approaches for predicting the physical properties of materials and objects at the resolution of modern 3D printers are too slow and do not scale with increasing object complexity. The problem is extremely challenging because real world-materials exhibit extraordinary variety and complexity.

To address these challenges, I suggest a novel computational approach that facilitates intuitive design, accurate and fast simulation techniques, and a functional representation of 3D content. I propose a multi-scale representation of functional goals and hybrid models that describes the physical behavior at a coarse scale and the relationship to the underlying material composition at the resolution of the 3D printer. My approach is to combine data-driven and physically-based modeling, providing both the required speed and accuracy through smart precomputations and tailored simulation techniques that operate on the data. A key aspect of this modeling and simulation approach is to identify domains that are sufficiently low-dimensional to be correctly sampled. Subsequently, I propose the fundamental re-thinking of the workflow, leading to solutions that allow synthesizing model instances optimized on-the-fly for a specific output device. The principal applicability will be evaluated for functional goals, such as appearance, deformation, and sensing capabilities.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Thomas Alderighi, Luigi Malomo, Daniela Giorgi, Bernd Bickel, Paolo Cignoni, Nico Pietroni
Volume-aware design of composite molds
published pages: 1-12, ISSN: 0730-0301, DOI: 10.1145/3306346.3322981
ACM Transactions on Graphics 38/4 2020-03-20
2019 Camille Schreck, Christian Hafner, Chris Wojtan
Fundamental solutions for water wave animation
published pages: 1-14, ISSN: 0730-0301, DOI: 10.1145/3306346.3323002
ACM Transactions on Graphics 38/4 2020-03-20
2019 Denis Sumin, Tim Weyrich, Tobias Rittig, Vahid Babaei, Thomas Nindel, Alexander Wilkie, Piotr Didyk, Bernd Bickel, Jaroslav Křivánek, Karol Myszkowski
Geometry-aware scattering compensation for 3D printing
published pages: 1-14, ISSN: 0730-0301, DOI: 10.1145/3306346.3322992
ACM Transactions on Graphics 38/4 2020-03-20
2018 Nobuyuki Umetani, Bernd Bickel
Learning three-dimensional flow for interactive aerodynamic design
published pages: 1-10, ISSN: 0730-0301, DOI: 10.1145/3197517.3201325
ACM Transactions on Graphics 37/4 2020-03-20
2017 Oskar Elek, Denis Sumin, Ran Zhang, Tim Weyrich, Karol Myszkowski, Bernd Bickel, Alexander Wilkie, Jaroslav Křivánek
Scattering-aware texture reproduction for 3D printing
published pages: 1-15, ISSN: 0730-0301, DOI: 10.1145/3130800.3130890
ACM Transactions on Graphics 36/6 2020-03-20
2017 Ran Zhang, Thomas Auzinger, Duygu Ceylan, Wilmot Li, Bernd Bickel
Functionality-aware retargeting of mechanisms to 3D shapes
published pages: 1-13, ISSN: 0730-0301, DOI: 10.1145/3072959.3073710
ACM Transactions on Graphics 36/4 2020-03-20
2017 Ruslan Guseinov, Eder Miguel, Bernd Bickel
published pages: 1-12, ISSN: 0730-0301, DOI: 10.1145/3072959.3073709
ACM Transactions on Graphics 36/4 2020-03-20
2018 Kazutaka Nakashima, Thomas Auzinger, Emmanuel Iarussi, Ran Zhang, Takeo Igarashi, Bernd Bickel
published pages: 1-13, ISSN: 0730-0301, DOI: 10.1145/3197517.3201341
ACM Transactions on Graphics 37/4 2020-03-20
2018 Thomas Alderighi, Luigi Malomo, Daniela Giorgi, Nico Pietroni, Bernd Bickel, Paolo Cignoni
published pages: 1-13, ISSN: 0730-0301, DOI: 10.1145/3197517.3201381
ACM Transactions on Graphics 37/4 2020-03-20
2018 Bernd Bickel, Paolo Cignoni, Luigi Malomo, Nico Pietroni
State of the Art on Stylized Fabrication
published pages: 325-342, ISSN: 0167-7055, DOI: 10.1111/cgf.13327
Computer Graphics Forum 37/6 2020-03-20
2018 Thomas Auzinger, Wolfgang Heidrich, Bernd Bickel
Computational design of nanostructural color for additive manufacturing
published pages: 1-16, ISSN: 0730-0301, DOI: 10.1145/3197517.3201376
ACM Transactions on Graphics 37/4 2020-03-20

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