Ars Electronica Festival 2015

Incremental Forming


In collaboration with RWTH Aachen


Incremental Forming shows how an industrial robot – a machine that is commonly used for mass fabrication – can be used for mass customization, where every piece is unique and can be tailored to individual requirements. Building upon the existing, industrial process of single-point incremental forming, where metal is incrementally “pushed” into shape by large machines, we experimented with substituting metal with common, 1mm PET-G plastic sheets using a medium-sized robotic arm.



  • Johannes Braumann, Daniel Goldback, Elisa Lublasser