The Big Move! DFR moves to new studios!

The Big Move! DFR moves to new studios!

New 3D Fabrication Studio and Textile Technology Studio to house the resources of DFR. Residents can explore a wide range of 2D and 3D processes and machines with the help of the DFR team. Applications for our 3D Onsite and Hybrid program are being reviewed on an ongoing basis. It's easy to apply just tell us what you want to learn about and what projects you are hoping to incorporate in your artmaking.

Artist Patrick Manning: Transformative Understanding

Artist Patrick Manning: Transformative Understanding

Artist Patrick Manning shares his experiences visiting Digital Fabrication Residency as part of our 3 Day Onsite Program. Manning developed a wide range of works with our laser machine, CNC router, digital embroidery and plotter. He shares his many insights into what he came expecting and how his experience impacted his ideas about making art and all the possibilities ahead.

3 Day Onsite Adventures with Artist Dean Ebben

3 Day Onsite Adventures with Artist Dean Ebben

So many talented artists have joined us this past summer for what has added up to be an art making extravaganza! Artist Dean Ebben from Brooklyn, New York was one of the first Summer 2016 Program residents to visit us as part of our 3 Day program. What a great start indeed! Learn more about the intense experimentation that went underway.

Upcoming International Sculpture Center Conference Panel: The Complex Art of Making: The Role of Today's Technology in the Artist's Studio

Upcoming International Sculpture Center Conference Panel: The Complex Art of Making: The Role of Today's Technology in the Artist's Studio

We are pleased to announce we will be hosting a panel discussion at the International Sculpture Center Conference in Pittsburgh 2016 on The Complex Art of Making: The Role of Today's Technology in the Artist's Studio.

Onsite Residency Applications: 3 Day Program Highlights

Onsite Residency Applications: 3 Day Program Highlights

Learn about what makes the 3 Day Onsite Residency Program such a nurturing program for artists to individually learn, experiment with the DFR team. From printmakers to painters, sculptors to new media artists and the list goes on, our 3 Day Program is a unique opportunity for artists to explore digital fabrication technology. 

Summer 2016 Online Program Session Dates

Summer 2016 Online Program Session Dates

We are accepting applications for our new session dates for Summer 2016 Online Program. 3 full sessions and one sampler session are going to heat up 2016! No application fee and residents submit files for machine output. Group workshops, individual project meetings and learning with other artists.

3D Tips for Out of the Machine Finishing FDM 3D Prints

3D Tips for Out of the Machine Finishing FDM 3D Prints

If you have been following DFR for a while, you have seen this 3D printed cow! This short tutorial provides tips for smoothing the surface of your FDM 3D print using a method that is less daunting than some of the DYI options floating on the internet. If you ever think about making a mold off your 3D print to more quickly produce multiples, this is worth a read.

Announcement of 2016 Residency Program Dates

Announcement of 2016 Residency Program Dates

DFR keeps growing! We are pleased to announce some new programing and the 2016 dates for our popular Online Residency Program. Don't miss out on the opportunity to be part of the DFR community with our 3 Day Onsite Program, Hybrid Program or 1 Day Intensive Workshops!

Speaker Series: Asheer Akram Presenting November 14th @ 1 PM EST Live Streaming

Speaker Series: Asheer Akram Presenting November 14th @ 1 PM EST Live Streaming

Join us November 14th at 1 PM EST for our live online streaming Speaker Series Event with presenter Asheer Akram. Asheer is a diversely talented artist living in Kansas City paving his own path not only as  small business owner integrating his creativity and industrious energies in fabrication but also as an established artist coordinating a multi-faceted body of work in steel and ceramics. 

Governor's Island Art Fair & Amsterdam International Art Fair: Blair Cahill & DFR

Governor's Island Art Fair & Amsterdam International Art Fair: Blair Cahill & DFR

DFR worked with alum Blair Cahill to create new series of works to be included with past works created for her exhibitions at Amsterdam International Art Fair and Governor's Island Art Fair in NYC.  Governor's Island Art Fair opens September 5, 2015 for the full month of September.

Adam OHern: Summer Speaker Series Presenter June 27th

Adam OHern: Summer Speaker Series Presenter June 27th

    Adam OHern will be the first our presenters in the 2015 Summer Speaker Series. Join us June 27th! Founder of CADJunkie and co-creator of the popular podcast series EngineerVsDesigner, OHern is an industry insider understanding the complex evolution and development of software, design and engineering workflows that are changing our ideas of how technology impacts the digital craft of making.