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FabHub - Digital Fabrication Hub

FabHub - Digital Fabrication Hub
What is 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. Traditionally, these digital manufacturing services have been used for rapid prototyping by companies looking to design and iterate products: one-off model making or short-run prototypes with a quick turnaround.

The Worlwide List of Open Source Hardware Online Stores Latest update: May 21st 2013. Thanks everyone for your comments! Don’t spend any more time browsing desperately the internetz to find parts for your RepRap, Arduino kits or local sensors and PCBs distributors for your new project. I put together this worldwide list of online stores selling open source hardware. There is a big chance your country is in it and that you will finally find your favourite local online store to get open source electronics, robotics, parts, kits, materials and supplies for your hardware projects.

Flatform 322 by Toby Horrocks and Kristian Aus Architect Toby Horrocks and designer Kristian Aus have created this fold-out cardboard shop interior for the State of Design festival in Melbourne. Five cardboard panels open out to form a desk, chair, shelves and lighting arrangement. The panels can be flat-packed and are made from re-used and 100% recyclable cardboard. The interior forms part of the Look.Stop.Shop exhibition and will be on display until 26 July. 100kGarages - Where projects are made by digital fabricators (fabbers) working with 2-D or 3-D digital fabrication tools Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers I’ve been collecting clever ways of slotting flat stock together since I first read Nomadic Furniture back in 1999, well before the advent of the accessible hobby-class CNC tools that today make manufacturing parts like these pretty easy. Now, the world is full of people designing models, project enclosures, sculpture, furniture, and all kinds of other cool stuff to be assembled from parts made on laser cutters and CNC routers. I keep expecting a definitive book or website to emerge that covers the “bag of tricks” in an organized way, but so far, I haven’t found it. Maybe this article can serve as a jumping-off point. In any case, I think it’s time to share my notebook of CNC panel joinery.

Universal Design Studio rides the pop-up wave with Fruit of the Loom Barber and Osgerby's architecture arm has designed two pop-up shops for the launch of Seek No Further, a new label from sportswear manufacturer Fruit of the Loom (+ slideshow). Universal Design Studio has transformed a small gallery space on Redchurch Street in London and another space in Berlin’s Mitte district. In London, the studio was faced with an unusual long and narrow 21 square metre space. An illusion of double depth was created with a mirrored back wall. A single 6.5-metre-long rail suspended from the ceiling showcases the Seek No Further capsule collection created by Dorothée Loermann, former creative director of womenswear for Parisian fashion label Surface to Air. In Berlin, the original 60-square-metre gallery space has been retained as a raw backdrop for a series of geometric shapes and plinths, some coated in soft pink silicone or royal blue flock as well as display blocks of yellow cast glass wax.

Laser cutting and engraving – design, make & build your own products with Ponoko foldtheory Freefold Stool City of Trees installation Saturday Indesign installation Magento trade show stand Launchpad Exhibition furniture Open CNC Furniture Open design isn’t just for machines and electronics, With the rise in popularity of CNC routers and laser cutters, there is now an expanding open furniture movement. The result is a fabrication movement where designs are shared globally but fabricated locally and parametric design enables infinite configuration for personal fabrication. Every design featured in this article is available for download. Lean Desk – Original OpenDesk, an open-source project commissioned by Mint Digital. Open Desk Edie Set – designed by brothers Joni and David Steiner, for their niece, Edie, when she was 18 months old.

cardboard furniture Nomadic Furniture by Hennessey and Papanek is a fantastic book. I’ve had it so long I can’t remember where I got it. I also have volume 2, and I believe I got that from Alibris. The first book came out in 1973, so it’s got that crunchy style DIY flavor, right down to the hand-written text in ALL CAPS, even the page numbers are hand-written. From the cover: “How to build and where to buy lightweight furniture that folds, inflates, knocks down, or is disposable and can be recycled. — With many easy to follow illustrations.” I think that sums it up pretty well. CNC Joinery Notebook: Update 1 For about ten years, I have been collecting various clever ways of cutting flat stock to design 3D shapes that slot together in space. Back in April, I posted a long, rambling brain-dump from this personal file under the title “CNC Joinery Notebook.” If you pick up a copy of MAKE’s just-released Volume 33, you’ll find a much-polished version of that article on p.59.

Foldaway bookshop campaign Foldaway Bookshop was a specialist pop-up architecture bookshop conceived and created by Claire Curtice Publicists as part of the programme for the London Festival of Architecture 2010. Foldaway Bookshop celebrated the art form of the printed publication by creating a unique destination bookshop in which to browse specialist books on the subject of architecture. Stocked by RIBA Bookshops, Foldaway Bookshop featured the latest must-have high quality publications and the most coveted architecture classics. Campaign Design Kirk Originals Flagship Store Location: Year: Brief: About: