What is Fab? | You Fab 2012
What is Fab?
Fab is the fabrication revolution spreading around the world. Thanks to technology, anyone can now fabricate almost anything they want.
The appeal of fab:
・Fab is fun for those who like design and art, particularly people who like making things.
・The ideas don’t come from marketing departments but from people thinking, “I want this!”
・The user is often the same person as the maker or sometimes a loved one.
・The excitement of seeing a design made into a real thing, from bits to atoms.
・Moving from the era of mass production to the era of mass customization.
・A design for a physical object like a bike can be emailed anywhere and fabricated.
・It’s even possible to fabricate something as big as a house.
(Reference: Neil Gershenfeld (2005) Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop—From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication)
What is FabCafe?
Designs created at FabCafe
Since March 7, 2012, we’ve had over 600 fab customers at FabCafe. Below is a small selection of the amazing creations that have been made with our laser cutter. For more creations, see here.
Fab with Other Materials
Competition Overview | Category A: Toys (“Play”)Paper comes in a wide variety of colors and textures and is capable of directly stimulating our visual and tactile senses. This category calls for paper toy designs made with digital fabrication tools that enable highly detailed work, combined with c…2013/05/15
Vol.2 | Vol.1 | About | How to submit | Submitted works | Contact usSeeking design ideas for a new product that uses Neal’s Yard Remedies’ beautiful blue bottleBorn in London in 1981, Neal’s Yard Remedies have been manufacturing and selling organic products, which promote good health and are environ…2013/05/10
Results ｜ Contest top ｜ Overview ｜ How to Submit ｜ View EntriesThe winning designs for our “East Meets West” design challenge have been selected!“Global T-shirt Design Contest Threadless × Loftwork.com” was our t-shirt design contest where we called on creators from all over the world to submit th…2013/04/09