• The Digital Fab Revolution

    ShopBot’s Ted Hall Looks at the Future of Manufacturing

    by  • January 6, 2017 • Maker Movement, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution • 0 Comments

    ShopBot Tools founder & CEO Ted Hall has been keeping an eye on the role that digital fabrication is playing in the evolution of manufacturing. Through Ted’s Medium blog series, he touches on a range of topics, including how ShopBot has adapted not only to succeed, but to enable other businesses to grow and keep jobs from being...

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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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    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

    digital_fab_joinery

    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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    A Maker’s Journey to Maker PRO: The Timbrr Stylus story

    by  • May 15, 2014 • community shops, Design, Maker Movement, maker spaces, prototyping, shopbot, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution

    The first thing that strikes you when you step inside Dom Peralta’s garage/maker space in San Mateo isn’t necessarily the high-pitched drilling of his ShopBot Desktop’s spindle. Rather it’s the very pleasant and heady aroma of natural California cedar. That’s because the ShopBot is hard at work precision-cutting wooden dowels of cedar for the...

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    World’s first “origami” kayak sets sail out of TechShop SF

    by  • February 26, 2014 • community shops, Design, prototyping, TechShop, The Digital Fab Revolution, The New Industrial Revolution • 1 Comment

    Designer and Oru Kayak founder Anton Willis grew up in rural Mendocino County, with easy access to rivers, lakes, and the ocean. In 2008, a move into a small San Francisco apartment forced his fiberglass kayak into storage. Inspired by an article on new advances in the art and science of origami, Willis sketched...

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