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“FAB” idea wanted!



What Do You Fab?

On March 7, 2012, Loftwork Inc opened FabCafe, Japan’s first cafe centering on digital fabrication with a laser cutter! FabCafe’s “Fab” has a double meaning: “FABrication”, not limited by the logic of mass production and markets, as well as “FABulous”. FabCafe attracted great attention from creators all over the world (English links is here), and we are now searching for everyone’s “Fab” idea.


The things you can do with a laser cutter.

All you need to bring to FabCafe is an adobe illustrator vector file, which you plug in to the cutter it does the work – in paper, felt, acrylic, wood and other materials too. The café is also stocked with goods like iPhone cases and notebooks prepared, so you can easily come in and craft original goods! Here are the works that creators made at FabCafe

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Cut at Fab

Here is an example of Woodburning (Pyrography)

Here is an example of Woodburning (Pyrography)

This iPhone case has been Fab’ed!

Looking for your “Fab” idea

We are now looking for YOUR Fab idea from all the creators at loftwork.com. The following two categories are now open.

What would you like to make using the laser cutter? Please think freely of anything, from artworks and products, to tools and materials.

Among existing personal products, plan out what you would like to try cutting or burning, and the design you would use.





For impressively unique and brilliant ideas, FabCafe will offer:
● FabCafe will make these ideas a reality
● FabCafe will provide a ticket for free use of the Fab laser cutter
●Wonderful ideas may become part of FabCafe’s goods sold in the cafe


How to Submit Ideas

1: Please represent your idea in the form of a sketch or graphic. It’s OK if it’s a simple, rough sketch!
2: Log in to loftwork.com, and from the menu, choose “My Portfolio,” then open the “New Work” page, and create a reference image of your idea.
3: In the “Explanation” section, please enter an explanation of your idea.
4: In the “Tag” section, please enter “ whatdoyoufab

* You need a loftwork.com account to make a submission.
>>Register for an account (Registration and use are free).
See details for use of the portfolio here
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Everyone’s Ideas

Link to Fab ideas from everyone

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