Lately, most of the product design research into 3D printing has been focusing on new technologies and the shapes they can generate. The idea of this project is to present digital manufacturing as an industrial production tool thanks to a print farm composed of numerous machines printing the same pieces simultaneously.

In partnership with the 3d printer company Formlabs, the team of the ECAL product design master present everyday objects, produced through a “print farm” at the heart each of the exhibitions and sold directly in-situ.


The project looks into the possibilities of production on demand. It examines the changing environment of manufacturing processes, it emphasizes how fast and transparent today’s design industry could become, and experiments with new design details that are too intricate to achieve with traditional manufacturing techniques

On the occasion of the Milan Design Week (17–22 April 2018), ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne has turned Spazio Orso 16, a 17th century Milanese palazzo, into a contemporary production site and retail shop inspired by a new vision of digital manufacturing.

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Digital Market – group exhibition