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Fab Academy

The Fab Academy teaches principles and applications of digital fabrication. It was developed to teach hands-on skills in fab labs, which began as an outreach project from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, and has grown into a global network of more than 500 labs.Fab Academy instruction is based on MIT’s popular rapid-prototyping course How To Make (almost) Anything, both taught by Prof. Neil Gershenfeld. It offers a distributed rather than distance educational model: students learn in local workgroups, with peers, mentors, and machines, which are then connected globally by content sharing and video for interactive classes. The individual labs are supported and supervised regionally by supernode sites with more advanced capabilities, expertise, and inventories.

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Mechanical Linkage animation

A mechanical linkage is an assembly of bodies connected to manage forces and movement.

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Laser Kerf Steel Bending

France’s HandBend Furniture is giving laser cutting steel tubes a go. The company aims to ship you their products flatpack, and have you bend them into their final form by hand before fastening the pieces together.

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28 Concepts For a Free Society To Know About

If we want to make a change in this world and build the foundation of a free society, we need to communicate better. Using words that only a small percentage of the population understand is not going to help.

This article is about defining concepts to better understand what we are all talking about.

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Onformative

A digital art and design studio. Guided by an emotional approach, they are constantly in search for new forms of creative expression. Through an experimental practice they are creating meaningful works to challenge the boundaries between art, design and technology.

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3D-Printed Clothing Project

Design Student Builds on Thingiverse Breakthroughs for 3D-Printed Clothing Project

Danit Peleg’s investigative approach and intelligent use of community resources is the approach that can advance the field of 3D printed clothing.

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3D Printing Revolution: the Complex Reality

In the past couple of years, the concept of low-cost 3D printing has captured the hearts and minds of millions of geeks. The allure of an upcoming manufacturing revolution has seeped into the mainstream, too: take The Economist, which ran about two dozen articles about this technology within the last year alone. Something must be in the air!

The charm of 3D printing is easy to understand, especially as it coincides with the renaissance of the DIY movement on the Internet. But all this positive buzz also has an interesting downside: it makes it easy to overlook that the most significant barriers to home manufacturing run very deep, and probably won’t be affected just by the arrival of a new generation of tools.

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FabHub

FabHub is a global directory of digital fabricators: makers, workshops, factories and manufacturers who offer a manufacturing service or services using digital fabrication technology.

You can use FabHub to find a maker / find a digital fabricator who can make / manufacture / fabricate products that are designed for digital fabrication, be it CNC cutting, CNC routing, 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser cutting — any technology where you supply a digital design (normally as vector artwork or cutting sheets) that numerically controls a digital manufacturing machine.

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