Alexander is a researcher, designer, maker and entrepreneur from Israel, he focusing on developing products for people with disabilities. Geht is an Industrial Design Master student at Technion-Haifa, B.Des cum laude from Bezalel Academy of art and design in Jerusalem, and Electronic Practical Engineer. He focuses on research, innovation, and praxis of digital manufacturing in the aim to create customizable mass products for people with disabilities. Alexander focuses on research, innovation, and praxis of digital manufacturing, including the learning and developing manufacturing methods, Fitting the product to the technology and vice versa, optimizing product in production processes. Furthermore, implementing insights into developing new technologies.
Research Paper in CAADRIA 2020 Conference Digital Fabrication and Construction Panel
Abstract: Assistive Technologies are specialized products aiming to partly compensate for the loss of autonomy experienced by disabled people. Earlier studies suggested that proper seated position is the main goal to normalize the muscular tone, improving the optimal function. Additionally, proposed that adaptive equipment which is provided to CP children should be customized individually according to the child’s functional and contextual needs.
Mass-production assistive-technologies, usually designed, general and adjustable, to fit the large market as possible. As a result, off-the-shelf products are too general and did not fit the individual need. Custom-made products fit precisely to the need of the individual, by being design accurately for the body measures and personal needs. There is a fundamental need for custom products, whether, for luxury fields such as sports, military, or space, where optimal performance is essential. But moreover for disabilities field, where custom solutions are critical to assist in activities of daily living (ADL) and rehabilitation. However, custom made products are expansive and not achievable in most cases. At the same time, craftsmen who make the custom solutions, are disappearing, and with them, disappears the professional knowledge.
We are developing and designing parametric anatomic seating system, based on clinical and craftsman praxis, providing a fully customizable product, adapted for digital-manufacturing tools (laser cutting, CNC milling, 3D printing). In this way, we can produce every product unique for every individual function and need. Additionally, we preserve craftsman knowledge, serving people with disabilities needs. Our goal is to develop products, that enables the clinical staff as a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, etc., to create anatomic solutions at the push of a button — reducing the time between the measuring and the final product.
The lecture focuses on the possibilities of digital-manufacturing technology at assistive-technologies field, looking into the gaps and the challenges, also talking about the transaction between rapid prototyping to the real product, using large-scale additive manufacturing (LSAM) technology.
Horizontal Forming In Additive Manufacturing:
Design And Architecture Perspective
Alexander Geht, Michael Weizmann,
Yasha Jacob Grobman, Ezri Tarazi
Abstract: Extrusion based three-dimensional additive manufacturing technology forms objects by driving the material through a nozzle depositing a linear structure through vector-building blocks called roads. In a common 3-axis system, the roads are stacked layer upon layer for forming the final object. However, forming overhanging geometry in this way requires additional support structures increasing material usage and effective printing time. The paper presents a novel Horizontal forming (HF) approach and method for forming overhanging geometry, HF is a new extrusion-based AM approach that allows rapid and stable forming of horizontal structures without additional support in 3-axis systems. This approach can provide new design and manufacturing possibilities for extrusion AM, with emphasis on medium and large-scale AM. HF can affect the outcome’s aesthetic and mechanical properties. Moreover, it can significantly accelerate the production process and reduce material waste. The present paper maps the influence of various parameters employed in the HF method, providing a deeper understanding of the printing process. Additionally, it explores and demonstrates the potential functional and aesthetic characteristics that can be achieved with HF for industrial design and architectural products.
Anatomic Mass Customization and Assistive Technology
The influence of Modulated Extrusion on design aesthetic and mechanical properties in 3D printing
Extrusion 3d printing processes are typically based on a horizontal discretization of solid geometry and layered deposition of materials. The speed and the rate of the deposition are constant and determined by the material stability criteria, limiting technology possibilities. Manipulating printing speed and amount of extruded material, expand design and fabrication possibilities. This method is known as Modulated Extrusion (ME).
This research explores the benefits of Modulated Extrusion method in big area additive manufacturing 3d printers, focusing on architecture and product design fields. Aim of this work is to develop new aesthetics language and mechanical properties of the printed products, expanding the range of possible outcomes, using the same 3D printing hardware. Outcomes of this research can dramatically affect on the extrusion printing field including bio-printing, product design, and architecture.
Expression 3D Printing, Design, Digital Fabrication, Experimental 3D Printing, BAAM
Are you looking for a pioneering methodology to solve the world’s complex problems? Join us for a radical change in how we approach mobility! In this workshop, you will get the special opportunity to learn and apply a radical new problem solving approach by creator and design expert Ezri Tarazi from Technion.
Urban Mobility is an explosive topic. Municipalities, Professionals & Startups tackle this topic with innovation and high-tech skilled approaches. Within this problem-solution fit process the UMI Program (Urban Mobility Integration) was founded. We consist of 3 leading institutions in startup development, design and urban mobility and two innovative cities: UnternehmerTUM,,Technion, Zone Cluster, The City of Lublin and The City of Munich. Together we are creating a radical change in howmthe world approaches the challenges of urban mobility.
UMI is a project of EIT Urban Mobility, an international consortium dedicated to accelerating solutions that improve our collective use of urban spaces, while ensuring accessible, convenient, safe, efficient, sustainable and affordable multimodal mobility.
סמפוזיון על עיצוב בימי קורונה, נערך ב-6.5.2020 בהשתתפות סטודנטים וסגל במסלול לעיצוב תעשייתי, הפקולטה לארכיטקטורה, טכניון. אפליקציות בזמן קורונה: עוקבים ונעקבים הרצאה קצרה מאת רונן אידלמן, חוקר במסלול לדוקטורט בעיצוב תעשייתי, טכניון
COVIDesign – Zoom Symposium hosted on May 6 2020 by Design Tech students and faculty. The initiative of Prof. Ezri Tarazi, Head of Industrial Design Graduate Program at the Technion
A research project in the field of coral reef restoration using three-dimensional clay printing.
The study by Prof. Ezri Terzi, together with doctoral student Ofer Berman, and other researchers in the laboratory, senior lecturer Haim Perens, and in collaboration with marine biologists.
The main idea is to create an infrastructure for recruiting fish by producing different and varied models that create sufficient complexity that allows marine animals to see the artificial reef as a home where they can stay and reproduce. This infrastructure may serve as a substrate for the growth of coral spores and to cover the reef in the living infrastructure of new corals
The research is conducted at the Interuniversity Institute in Eilat, in collaboration with the laboratory of Prof. Nadav Shasher of Ben Gurion University, and in collaboration with the laboratory of Prof. Oren Levy of Bar Ilan University
כנס הבינלאומי של דזיין-טק 2019 | הרצאתו של אופיר לוטן “גישור בין צורה לתוכן – תכנון מחדש של הגלשן המודרני”
הכנס הבינלאומי של דזיין-טק 2019 עוסק בעיצוב, טכנולוגיה וקיבץ אליו 150 משתתפים, 40 הרצאות של פרויקטים חדשניים, ייחודים של מעצבים וחוקרים.
Design Tech 2019 International Conference: Presentation by Offri Lotan (Design Graduate Program, Technion, Haifa) on “A Bridge Between Shape and Context, Re-Designing the Shape of the Modern Surfboard”
Design Tech 2019 Conference on Design and Technology has gathered over 150 participants around 40 featured presentations of innovative projects by designers and researchers. It was held on 18-19 June 2019 at PeKA Gallery, Faculty of Architecture, Technion, Haifa.
An initiative of Prof. Ezri Tarazi, Head of Industrial Design Graduate Program at the Technion.
In this open lecture, Daniel will talk about one of his doctoral projects, through which he will touch on issues of design for animals, cross-disciplinary collaboration and the promises (and fractures) of digital production.
Daniel is a designer and teacher in the industrial design track at the Technion who works at the meeting points and the interaction between humans, wildlife and technology.
Monday, January 20, 2020, 12:30 – Faculty of Architecture at the Technion
Everybody is invited!
The track for postgraduate degrees in industrial design at the Technion hosts open lunch lectures on design every Monday during the semester with the best local designers.
קורס עיצוב, טכנולוגיה וחדשנות | סמסטר חורף 2019-2020 | טכניון | הרצאות אורח של מרצים מובילים מהאקדמיה, התעשייה והיי טק בתחומי עיצוב, הנדסת אנוש, חדשנות, אוכלוסיות מיוחדות, ניהול, שיטות מחקר, טכנולוגיות מובילות, סביבה וקיימות, אמנות ויצירה, טכנולוגית המידע, חידושים מדעיים. בהנחיית פרופ׳ עזרי טרזי.
תוצאות למידה: בסיום הקורס הסטודנט: 1. יכיר טכנולוגיות חדישות 2. יכיר חברות ומעצבים מקוריים וחדשניים. 3. יהיה בעל רקע עיוני בנושאי רוחב רלוונטיים לתחומי ארכיטקטורה ועיצוב. 4. יכיר תעשיות מובילות בטכנולוגיה, חדשנות ובעיצוב. צילום ועריכה: דנה שביב