Check Out Our Fall In-Person Workshops and Upcoming Events @ Mode Lab


From 3D Printing to Fashion to Interactive Prototypes, we have an awesome line up this fall.


  • September 12&16, 6:30-8PM (2 sessions) 3D Printing Masterclass: Learn
    the fundamentals of 3D printing, the free tools available to get
    started, and the materials and processes to make your ideas a
  • September 25, 6-9PM Intro to 3D Printing for Designers: Geared toward
    architects and designers, this workshop will examine how you can most
    effectively integrate 3D printing into your creative process.
  • September 28-29, 10AM-6PM Introduction to Parametric Design for
    : This 2-day workshop will introduce participants to the
    ins and outs of parametric design for architectural production.
  • October 3, 6-9PM Intro to 3D Printing Marketplaces: This hands-on lab
    will introduce designers to the world of web-based 3D printing
    services and the future of on-demand product marketplaces.
  • October 12-13, 10AM-6PM Procedural Tailoring w/ Francis Bitonti: In
    this course students will work with 3D digital scan data to generate
    a garment that could be fabricated using cutting edge computer
    controlled manufacturing methodologies, including laser cutting and
    3D printing.
  • November 2-3, 10AM-6PM Making Interactive Prototypes w/ Andy Payne:
    This workshop will focus on hardware and software prototyping
    techniques; primarily focusing on a wide range of sensing and
    actuation modalities and the creation of novel interactive
  • November 9, 2-5PM Hands-On Desktop Prototyping For Designers:
    Producing a professional-grade prototype on your desktop has become a
    realistic option for making and testing your ideas. Learn about the
    differences between the various types of 3D Printing technology and
    get hands-on knowledge on how to turn your digital model into a
    physical and precise prototype.


  • September 26 Design for Manufacturing Summit #4: The DFM Summit
    brings together industrial designers, digital entrepreneurs and
    manufacturers to explore the opportunities in the digital
    manufacturing revolution.
  • October 24+25 Facades+ Chicago: Facades+ consists of a symposium,
    dialog, and tech workshops dealing with the fast-paced evolution of
    facade technology.

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