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Going Glocal: Building a Business on Distributed Manufacturing

AtFAB founders Anne Filson and Gary Rohrbacher are reimagining the future of manufacturing with networked and distributed Makers.
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What Happens to Factories If You Can Manufacture in Your Home?

The story of “robots eating jobs” is pervasive in the manufacturing industry—but it doesn’t paint the whole picture. We’ve seen automation eat up jobs, but even as we lost roughly 22 million manufacturing jobs worldwide between 1995 and 2002, we also saw a twenty percent increase in industrial output during that same time. Further, while some technologies may take jobs, others are breaking down barriers to entry and enabling an incredible DIY movement of makers in the US. Biohackers are home-brewing insulin, and now, low-cost 3D printers and CNC (computerized numerical control) machines are allowing people with little training to… read more

Turning Your CNC Machine into a Pen Plotter

A simple wood and plastic adapter that turns a ShopBot into a pen plotter
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Skill Builder: 10 Questions to Ask Before Renting Time on a CNC Mill

If you’re like most of us, you probably don’t own an expensive CNC mill in your garage. In many parts of the country, one isn’t that far away. To use one, you’re likely going to have to rent time on it. Make every minute of time in front of th…

CNC Router Parts Unveils Their New Plasma Table

When you think of a CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machine, you probably think of a machine with a router attached to it, capable of cutting its way through wood, metal, and a variety of other materials. Really, a CNC machine is a generic term f…