Robotic Non-Planar 3D Printing (Metal vs Clay)

-robotic fabrication | - Hybrid workshop | -English


Required Skills: Basic knowledge of Rhino & Grasshopper is required

Required Software: Rhino 6 or 7 Installed

Required Hardware: No special hardware is required
Maximum number of participating students: 100

A hybrid interdisciplinary workshop organized by the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Department of Architecture at the American University in Cairo (AUC). The workshop utilizes the facilities of the Additive Manufacturing Centennial Lab (AMCL) and the Robotic Fabrication Lab (RFL).

The workshop aims at introducing concepts and techniques of both robotic wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) and robotic clay 3D printing. The primary objective of the workshop is to design and fabricate non-planar artistic forms in both metal and clay.

Workshop participants will be attending online lectures and tutorials via Zoom, in addition to following via live- streaming the physical robotic fabrication of a prototype at both; the Additive Manufacturing Centennial Lab (AMCL) and the Robotic Fabrication Lab (RFL). 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Introduction to Robotic 3D Printing (WAAM & Clay)
  • 3D Printing Design Principles (WAAM & Clay)
  • Robotic Programming using Grasshopper 
  • Robotic Simulation using Grasshopper
  • WAAM Parameters & Operation
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timezone: (GMT +2:00) Kaliningrad, South Africa
Start timeEnd timeDescription
2022-06-20 - 17:002022-06-20 - 18:00Introduction to Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM)
2022-06-21 - 17:002022-06-21 - 18:30Robotics in Architecture | 3D Printing Design Considerations (WAAM vs Clay)
2022-06-22 - 17:002022-06-22 - 19:00Introduction to Non-Planar Printing
2022-06-25 - 17:002022-06-25 - 19:00Robotic Programming Using Grasshopper Tutorial Part 1
2022-06-26 - 17:002022-06-26 - 19:00Robotic Programming Using Grasshopper Tutorial Part 2
2022-06-27 - 17:002022-06-27 - 19:00Robotic Simulation Using Grasshopper Tutorial
2022-07-02 - 17:002022-07-02 - 19:00WAAM Parameters & Operations | Workshop Outcomes & Jury


Hanadi Salem Hanadi A. G. Salem is a professor of materials and manufacturing, Department of Mechanical Engineering. And the chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the American University in Cairo (AUC). She is the University senate vice-chair and a formal senate chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee. She is the founder of the Nanotechnology Master’s Program at AUC, and has served as the director of the program for five years since September 2010. She is also the founder and director of the Additive Manufacturing Centennial Lab (AMCL). She received her BSc and MSc degrees in materials science and engineering at AUC and received her PhD in mechanical engineering in the materials field from Texas A&M University 1997.
Sherif Morad Sherif Abdelmohsen is Associate Professor of Digital Media and Design Computing and Director of the Robotic Fabrication Lab at the Department of Architecture at the American University in Cairo (AUC). He is co-founder of UDAAR Engineering Consultancy and IT Solutions, and president of the Arab Society for Computation in Architecture, Art and Design (ASCAAD). He received his PhD degree in Architecture from Georgia Tech (2011), and has over 70 articles in the area of parametric design, digital fabrication, BIM, responsive architecture, and design-to-robotic production. Professionally, he participated in award-winning international competitions and architectural projects in UAE, KSA, Lebanon, Italy, Germany and Egypt.
Omar Geneidy An Architect specialized in Digital Design and Robotic Fabrication. The founder of JEEZAR Studio and works as a Robotic Programming expert at the AUC Additive Manufacturing Centennial Lab (AMCL). His previous experience involves working as a research assistant at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Switzerland. And working on multiple projects involving the use of Robotics and Digital Fabrication in the Architectural practice. He received his Masters degree in Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC) from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), in Spain. He has participated in 7 international workshops in the field of Digital Design and Robotic Fabrication. Abd has organized a number of International & local workshops in the same field.
Ahmed ElSokaty Wire +Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) and Subtractive (machining) Operations Engineer, Graduate Research (RA) and Teaching Assistant (TA) at the American University of Cairo (AUC) since 2019. Master of Science (MSc) current student in the mechanical department (MENG) at the AUC, Egypt, since Fall 2021. A Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree holder in metallurgical and materials science engineering, Suez University, Egypt, since June 2017.
Aly Magdy Architect, a PhD Candidate, was awarded an Erasmus-Plus scholarship for his masters in computational design at Staffordshire University in the UK with the collaboration of Alexandria University in Egypt. He is currently a researcher and teaching assistant at the American University in Cairo. His research concerns CAD-CAM approaches in the scope of programmable matters, parametric methodologies, and robotic technologies. He participated in the AA Visiting School in Madrid in 2013. Also, he was involved with ALGORITHM tuition staff at the Rome summer school in La-Sapienza University in 2016, 2017 and 2019. Last but not least, he has been an external collaborator and researcher in multiple courses and research events at Fanshawe University in Canada.
Islam Ibrahim Islam Salem is an Egyptian architect founder of X28 Studio. He graduated from the Arab Academy for Science & Technology in 2008. Due to his zeal towards learning, he pursued his master’s degree in Architecture at the Dessau Institute of Architecture (DIA) in Germany in 2011, for which he won the Robert Oxman prize for best thesis project. Islam is currently a PhD Candidate at Ain Shams University with his PhD oriented towards Robotic Fabrication. Islam is currently working as an assistant lecturer at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology. He is also the founder of Dekorativ store and co-founder and partner at morph-d.

All workshops will accept 100 applications MAX.