• Fusion360: New Resources for 100kGarages Fabbers-Designers-Customers; Collaboration Ready!

    by  • November 25, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Digital fabrication – from modeling to making – is now enabling and powering manufacturing in small, enterprising businesses everywhere. It’s about the digital technology that lets small producers make complex, quality parts with reasonable pricing and really responsive agility. It’s about local manufacturing, local making, and local producing becoming competitive again. It’s what 100kGarages is...

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    Furniture Makers are Thinking and Working Green

    by  • November 20, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Furniture maker and Furniture Society Board of Trustees President Steffi Dotson has published an article, “Green Furniture: As Assessment of Furniture Society Member Work” in the Journal of Green Building, which was recently reprinted on the Furniture Society’s website. Ms. Dotson reports on how members of the Society ply their trade in ways that...

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    Distributed manufacturing as waste management?

    by  • November 9, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Bill Young’s blog post on how to handle waste material from projects raises several interesting questions. Excerpt…”There are businesses that need large quantities of small parts that can be cut from sheet goods: wheels or gears for toys, spacers for packaging, acrylic covers for inspection electronics projects, etc. What if we could connect those businesses...

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    My love/hate relationship with plywood

    by  • October 22, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Wood in general is a “living” material and can change dimensions based on temperature, humidity, and manufacturing techniques. Plywood from a particular mill may vary between batches, and even the sheets within a bundle of plywood can vary from the top to the bottom and from day-to-day because of environmental changes. It can even vary...

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    Makelocal… Distributed local manufacturing at the NY Maker Faire

    by  • October 8, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    100kGarages and Opendesk teamed up on a project we’re calling MakeLocal. An excerpt… “We strongly feel that the combination of digital design and local digital fabrication enables opportunities for production that can help return manufacturing to our communities. Since it’s always better to show people something than to just tell them, we decided to create a small scale...

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    100kGarager Profile: InHaus Fabrication of Eugene, Oregon

    by  • June 5, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Kris notes: "Meet Milton, the CNC cut T-Rex shop mascot. It occurred to us, why have a sidewalk sandwich board when Milton can hold the signs. Plus, people are more likely to read if they have to walk around a T-Rex."

    Kristopher Schaefer started InHaus Fabrication, a digital fabrication shop, in May of 2014, and things have been buzzing ever since. InHaus provides prototype production, industrial design service, custom promotional material, and high end packaging. InHaus is furnished with a ShopBot CNC router, 3D printer, and a laser cutter. Kris also offers software training classes...

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    On Digital Fab and the Next Industrial Revolution

    by  • February 10, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    During the last several years I have written a number of times about digital fabrication being the catalyst for the “next industrial revolution”. As our own best example, we see our “open” design, development, and production plans for the Handibot Smart Tool as a good example of how the potential of digital fab might...

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