Caschlatsch Demonstrator: a Symbiosis of Tradition and Innovation, Craftsmanship and Technology

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New 5-Axis Milling Machine for Rapid Prototyping

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NCCR DFAB Workshop at the Parity Talks IX

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Newly appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong

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Initiated in 2014, the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication aims to revolutionise architecture through the seamless combination of digital technologies and physical building processes. Over 60 researchers from six different academic disciplines collaborate to develop ground-breaking technologies for tomorrow’s construction. Their research allows Switzerland to take a leading position within the global field of digital fabrication. The NCCR Digital Fabrication is the first NCCR focused on architecture and construction funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Initiated at ETH Zurich, it is partnered with EPF Lausanne, the Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the Bern University of Applied Sciences and Empa.

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NCCR DFAB Workshop at the Parity Talks IX

As part of this year's D-ARCH Parity Talks IX On Inconvenience: Learning to Listen at ETH Zurich, the NCCR DFAB organised a workshop in cooperation with the TdLab from ETH Zurich. Participants took part in a guided conversation.

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AEC Hackathon Zurich Edition

Last week, the AEC Hackathon took place over three days in Winterthur. Around 250 people took part and focused on open source approaches as the key to digital sustainability. The hackathon was co-organised by NCCR DFAB alumni Konrad Graser and supported by the NCCR DFAB.

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Innovative Construction Technologies

Innovative technologies are revolutionising the construction industry. This is why Innovation Zurich, ETH Zurich and NCCR Digital Fabrication are inviting visitors to the "Innovative Bautechnologien" event at the Switzerland Innovation Park Zurich.Digitalisation is progressing rapidly…

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26.08.2024 - 30.08.2024

IASS 2024

The NCCR Digital Fabrication, in collaboration with ETH Zürich, is pleased to host the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) annual symposium on 26-30 August 2024. The theme of IASS 2024 is “Redefining the Art of Structural Design” which will highlight the important legacy of structural design in Switzerland as well as current research and innovations for a…

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Future of Construction 2024

05.11.2024 - 07.11.2024

Future of Construction 2024 Symposium

The Future of Construction Symposium 2024 is taking place 5–7 November 2024 at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland. This year, the symposium will be themed “Making the Past Productive” and it is organised by the professorship on Fabrication…

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"Nationaler Zukunftstag" at ETH Zurich

On the morning of 9 November 2023, ETH Zurich will open doors to the world of science for kids! They will have the opportunity to discover an array of interesting projects within the NCCR DFAB.Please not that places on the NCCR DFAB programme are already…

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Swiss robotics Day


Swiss Robotics Day 2023

Swiss Robotics Day is Switzerland’s premier exhibition on robotics for service sectors. It brings together professionals and enthusiasts, fostering connections, sharing ideas, creating business opportunities, and attracting talent.

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