Anastasia Kolomiets

Masters degree program

Supervisors
Prof. Ezri Tarazi
Prof. Yasha Grobman

Bio
Anastasia is an MDes student, working on additive manufacturing for industrial design application. During the graduate studies, she has obtained a high level of competence in the Industrial design, materials and marketing aspects; development and evaluation of efficiency of new and existing technologies, design of new technological production chains including an expertise in state-of-the-art in metals and polymers 3D-Printing. Anastasia holds a MA in Graphic Design from the Ural State Architecture and Art Academy: Ekaterinburg, Russia. The MA graduate project: Graphic automobile styling as an element of product promotion, on the example of “AVTOVAZ” production. The thesis was devoted to automotive graphics as a marketing tool. She also has a BA degree in theatre decoration art from Ekaterinburg Art College named after Shadr. Studying in Art School gave to Anastasia the great academic training in drawing and painting. These studies still support her work and in her study. She also have such studies as technique of a scene, bread boarding, working with different materials and theater design. During her studying in college, she worked in the theater, applying her theoretical knowledge in practice.
In her MDes research, Anastasia aims to propose approach of application of metal additive manufacturing for new products, by exploring all steps of the design and production of newly manufactured 3D-printed Titanium flute.

Application of Titanium Additive Manufacturing for Industrial Design Development on example of 3D-printed Ti-Flute.

The research aims to explain the benefits of titanium additive manufacturing (Ti-AM) technology and material itself for the industrial design of new products. Up to now, AM application was limited to prototyping. Using Ti-AM and superior mechanical properties of Titanium, the final product can be manufactured. Example of the Ti-AM potential was shown by manufacturing of 3D-printed flute confirming that it can be used as a fabrication technique for musical instruments. According to performed systematic review, it was found that there were several previous attempts to apply 3D-printing for producing of a flute. However, all of them used polymer-based techniques. Metals are beneficial for wind instruments. Moreover, in Ti-AM, you can produce a single part with internal complex structure. Alternatively, you can produce the component part and work on a proper assembling. Future work will be concentrated on the comprehensive analysis of musical/acoustic properties, and ways of flute’s design-concept development.

Keywords
Industrial Design; Additive Manufacturing; 3D-printing, Titanium, Graphic Design

Relevant links
https://scholar.google.co.il/citations?user=8n9XDBkAAAAJ&hl=en
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anastasia_Kolomiets
https://www.linkedin.com/in/anastasia-kolomiets-98a346124/

Publications
1. V. Popov Jr., G. Muller-Kamskii, A. Kovalevsky, G. Dzhenzhera, E. Strokin, A. Kolomiets, J. Ramon. Design and 3D-printing of titanium bone implants: brief review of approach and clinical cases, Biomed. Eng. Lett. (2018) 8: 337. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13534-018-0080-5
2. Kolomiets A., Popov V., Strokin E., Muller G., Kovalevsky A. Benefits of Additive Manufacturing for Industrial Design Development. Trends, Limitations and Applications. Global Journal of Researches in Engineering: J. 18(2), (2018).
3. Kamsky G.V., Kolomiets A.A., Popov V.V., Review of the main producers of 3D-machines for metals, characteristics of the machines, and directions of development. Research Journal of International Studies, №8(50) (2016).
4. Kolomiets A.A. et.al. Our future in additive manufacturing. Science without borders, conference-paper. May 2016

Interest
• Additive manufacturing and 3D-printing
• Titanium alloys for musical instruments.
• Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Design Thinking.
• Art techniques: oil painting, airbrushing, drawing

Email
artkolomiets@gmail.com

Ezra Ozery

Masters degree program

Supervisors
Prof. Ezri Tarazi

Bio
Architecture graduate from the Technion, with 8 years of experience of teaching a variety of 2d and 3d software to students and enterprises.
I am working with advanced 3D manufacturing machines and techniques to design and execute large scale designs. My final project for architecture was “Sabres Hospital” which was a generative hospital design to fit disaster struck areas and that can be built with standard construction materials.
currently studying a master’s degree in the Technion, Industrial design with a thesis in “Gamification of the rehabilitation process through Virtual Reality”.
I mix my master’s degree with VR gaming for physical therapy and complex generative 3D Printing.

The Gamification of Physical Therapy in Virtual Reality

Improving, tracking and increase in efficiency of physical therapy rehabilitation, using Gamification of the rehabilitation process through VR

Air Castle Therapy is a virtual reality (VR) system which consists of personalized games which are tailored by the physical therapist for the specific needs of the patient. The goal of this product is to gamify the physical therapy process which ranges from beginners training in the VR environment to active therapeutic use. The goal of gamifying the physical therapy process is to improve commitment to the regimen and shorten the therapeutic process due to increased compliance. The gamifying aspect of my product includes games in VR, the first case study game is one that patients must move a ring through a personalized two-dimensional maze in a three-dimensional environment.
The target population of Air Castle Therapy are individuals aged 20-40 who have difficulties with core balance injuries which include but are not limited to; spinal injuries, orthopedic injuries damage due to stroke, scoliosis, and more. The focus of the first case study game is Posture rehabilitation. Posture rehabilitation is a field of physical therapy with the aim of improving muscular and skeletal functioning due to posture problems caused by sickness, injury or genetics. To date, these conditions are treated with conventional physical therapy with home assignments. My system solves problems presented by conventional therapy methods, which can often be boring or tedious. We provide a solution to boredom by turning the process into a game or challenge. Often conventional methods also suffer from problems in commitment and motivation, we contend that our product increases both commitment and motivation through its use of games and by making it convenient to continue therapy from home. The system provides its users with a facilitating and interesting rehabilitation process which can be conducted from the comforts of your own home.

Keywords
VR, Medical, physical therapy, Gamification, Rehabilitation

Relevant links

Email
ezraozery@gmail.com

Alexander Geht

Masters degree program

Supervisors
Prof. Ezri Terezi
Prof. Yasha Grobman

Bio
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.

For the full paper

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.

For the full paper

DESIGN TECH 2019
International Conference
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.

Keywords
Expression 3D Printing, Design, Digital Fabrication, Experimental 3D Printing, BAAM

Interest
Design, 3D Printing

Email
geht@campus.technion.ac.il
alexgeht@gmail.com