Digital Fabrication

What is digital fabrication? It’s not a term I’ve heard often, despite having sat through a few related lectures during my Mechanical Engineering degree. I first heard the term when I joined MAKLab, Scotlands first FAB LAB. Digital fabrication is the use of computer controlled machines to build things. This could be a laser cutter used to cut perspex for building boxes or display stands. It could be using a CNC router to selectively cut away wood from a large block to leave a decorative contoured shape to match your favourite valley or mountain range. For my final example it could be an intricate plastic part produced on a 3d printer which could not be physically made by any other means.

This page is just a placeholder for the 3d printed, laser cut, CNC routed, embroidered or other computer-aided crafty stuff I get up to.

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