Digital Design Fabrication

Photograph of a wooden chair designed by a student in this course.

In one of the assignments, students are asked to design and build a plywood chair using no screws or other attachments. (Image courtesy of an anonymous 4.510 student; please see assignment 3 in the projects section.)


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Fall 2008



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Course Features

Course Description

This course will guide graduate students through the process of using rapid prototyping and CAD/CAM devices in a studio environment. The class has a theoretical focus on machine use within the process of design. Each student is expected to have completed one graduate level of design computing with a full understanding of solid modeling in CAD. Students are also expected to have completed at least one graduate design studio.

Archived Versions

Sass, Lawrence. 4.510 Digital Design Fabrication, Fall 2008. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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