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

    by  • November 25, 2015 • collaboration, distributed manufacturing, Maker Movement, Maker Pro, Resources, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution • 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 • collaboration, community shops, distributed manufacturing, furniture, Resources, shopbot • 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 • collaboration, distributed manufacturing • 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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    Makelocal… Distributed local manufacturing at the NY Maker Faire

    by  • October 8, 2015 • collaboration, distributed manufacturing, furniture, Maker Movement, Maker Pro • 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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    ADX Portland makerspace serves a thriving creative community

    by  • May 28, 2015 • collaboration, community shops, Featured 100k Users, Maker Movement, maker spaces, The Digital Fab Revolution • 0 Comments

    ADX Founder Kelley Roy

    Talking recently with ADX Portland’s founder and owner Kelley Roy, she commented that about 1500 people move to Portland every month, and among these are a lot of people who are joining a growing community of makers. “There are so many people here who are hungry to learn how to make for themselves, very...

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    On Digital Fab and the Next Industrial Revolution

    by  • February 10, 2015 • collaboration, community shops, Design, distributed manufacturing, Handibot Power Tool, Maker Pro, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution • 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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    Walter Dill’s vision comes to life with help of 100kGarages

    by  • October 19, 2014 • collaboration, Featured 100k Users, Maker Movement, Maker Pro, shopbot

      Walter Dill of Washington State is an artist with many outlets of expression. Aside from designing and working in wood for many years, he has enjoyed a long career as an instructor of non-competitive ballroom dance. First inspired by the Moorish art and architecture he discovered while in art school, Walter has been...

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    Can’t get a mortgage? Get a kit and build your own code-compliant home.

    by  • June 16, 2014 • collaboration, Design, distributed manufacturing, home construction, shopbot, The Digital Fab Revolution

    Not since the 1950’s has there been a readily available, sturdy, home building kit for use by any novice. With Homebuilt, architect Dennis Michaud is writing a new chapter in American home building. He recently contributed a post to ShopBot Tool’s blog entitled, “Homebuilt is Re-Inventing Homebuilding with Distributed Manufacturing (and ShopBots).”  In the...

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    100kGaragers featured in the AtFAB Open Source Living Room

    by  • May 29, 2014 • collaboration, community shops, Design, distributed manufacturing, Featured 100k Users, furniture, Maker Movement • 1 Comment

    Designers and architects Anne Filson and Gary Rohrbacher of AtFAB created an innovative and fun destination at this year’s “flagship” Maker Faire in San Mateo. As Anne explained, “We designed the AtFAB Open Source Living Room to offer Maker Faire visitors a place to take a break, and to learn about CNC fabrication, distributed...

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    Inventables CEO Zach Kaplan on the New Industrial Revolution

    by  • February 25, 2014 • collaboration, community shops, The New Industrial Revolution • 0 Comments

    Lots of people have been writing about it. We thought that Zach Kaplan’s little video does a really nice job of summing up what a big change this represents for designing, manufacturing, and making a living…   What do you think? What are the challenges and opportunities you are seeing in your digital fabrication...

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