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Zahner R&D at Symposium on Computational Fabrication

James Coleman to Present Keynote Address

How can digital workflows speed fabrication delivery? What efficiencies can be gained by direct to machine coding for manufacturing? What changes might the maker movement force as it pushes ever closer to large-scale manufacturing? These questions are just a few to be addressed by James Coleman, Lead Research and Development Engineer at Zahner, during SCF 2018: The ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication. The event organizers selected Coleman to present a keynote address.

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From the use of aerospace engineering of curving facades to developing and applying patented technologies, innovation is at the core of Zahner. The museum-level craft and engineering that Zahner consistently provides can be found in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

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Custom roof systems developed by Zahner benefit from a century of experience and a passion for developing high quality details and solutions. Engineers and fabricators at Zahner approach each roof with a patience for the particulars the building's local environment, the designer's aesthetic, and the client's vision.

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Zahner has a rich history of materials. From aluminum to zinc, cast glass and ceramic bodies, Zahner engineers and fabricators interface with a wide range of materials. The company is a recognized expert in the metal industry, having written the textbook on architectural metal. Learn more about the materials that can be used with Zahner.

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Zahner research and development is focused on developing art and science-based innovations with sustainable environmental practices. New patina process development takes place in our award-winning, EPA compliant facility, ensuring that the art and technology of tomorrow benefits us all.

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