• distributed manufacturing

    Needed! New Manufacturing Heroes

    by  • October 31, 2016 • community shops, distributed manufacturing, The New Industrial Revolution • 0 Comments

    As a small manufacturer in Durham, NC, I’ve seen the stagnation of manufacturing and the job crisis up close. Jobs matter here and elsewhere. Yet, as anyone who has walked the downtown streets of rust-belt towns knows, returning manufacturing to our communities has an important value beyond that of creating jobs. We’ve learned from...

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    Individual Customer Product Personalization and Fabrication-on-Demand

    by  • August 1, 2016 • distributed manufacturing, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution • 0 Comments

    Building on Ted’s post from last November on production and supply process for local digital manufacturing, Bill Young shared some of his insights on the role of customization in manufacturing and the “New Industrial Revolution” through his experience at the Autodesk Forge DevCon earlier this summer in San Francisco. Head on over to the ShopBot blog to...

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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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    100kGarager Profile: InHaus Fabrication of Eugene, Oregon

    by  • June 5, 2015 • community shops, Design, distributed manufacturing, Featured 100k Users, Maker Pro, prototyping, shopbot • 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 • 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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    Press Fit: A Kickstarter Success via MIT’s FabLab and 100kGarages

    by  • September 18, 2014 • Design, distributed manufacturing, Featured 100k Users, furniture, Maker Pro, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution • 0 Comments

    David Yamnitsky graduated in June of 2014 with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and is continuing as a graduate student at the Center for Bits and Atoms at the MIT Media Lab. He never thought when he entered MIT, that a couple of years later he’d be launching a...

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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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