Future Materials & 3D Printing

Workshop on innovative materials and the potential of additive manufacturing for designers

Client: SFIC Institute, SingaPlural, FurniPro Asia

The move away from petroleum-based materials and technologies will gain momentum over the next few years. The manufacturing industry is looking for solutions that are more sustainable, more resource-efficient and cleaner for the environment. In the future, we will convert our energy system to regenerative energy, obtain a lot more materials from residues and bio-based sources and integrate functions in intelligent materials wherever possible to increase resource efficiency. Additive manufacturing has been added as an option for material-saving production in recent years.

At the invitation of the SFIC Institute, Diana Drewes and Dr. Sascha Peters were in Singapore to present the latest material developments and to work out the potential of additive manufacturing for interior and design in two workshops.



11 March 2016, 14:00–17:00: Smart and sustainable Materials

“Biobased and sustainable Materials for the Furniture Industry”, Diana Drewes & Dr. Sascha Peters (HAUTE INNOVATION)
“Intelligent Surfaces & Smart Materials for Future Design”, Dr. Sascha Peters (HAUTE INNOVATION)
“Smart Energy Materials and Energy Harvesting”, Dr. Sascha Peters (HAUTE INNOVATION)

12 March 2016, 14:00–17:00: 3D Printing and additive Manufacturing

“Resource efficient 3D Printing Technologies for Furniture Design”, Dr. Sascha Peters (HAUTE INNOVATION)
“New Materials for Additive Manufacturing”, Dr. Sascha Peters (HAUTE INNOVATION)
“BigRep: Furniture from the largest serial 3D Printer in the World”, Amir Fattal (BigRep, Berlin)


image: HygroSkin – Meteoro-sensitive pavilion with an adaptive wood veneer building skin that reacts to moisture (source: ICD, University Stuttgart)