Personal Fabrication and Personal DesignThis page contains information related to the research field of Personal Fabrication and Personal Design.
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Personal FabricationIn the past, consumer products were created in big factories, far far away. The products were sold in shops with limited opening times.
Today, you can create almost anything in a fab lab. Devices like 3D-printers or lasercutters are the right tools for digital fabrication.
In the future, you will design and manufacture any phyisical object at home! Personal Fabrication means that you use digital fabricators (e.g. 3D-printers) at home.
Personal DesignCheap 3D-printers are available today and it is a matter of a few years until the devices are affordable for everyone. The parts that you will print with future 3D-printers will have the same quality as parts created in factories.
But the device itself is useless! People have to learn how to create great things with them! The (software) tools for Personal Design have to be different from the ones that professionals (engineers and designers) are using today. Everybody is a designer. Everybody is an engineer!
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Publications related to Personal Design, Personal Fabrication, and Fab Labs
- VisiCut - A userfriendly tool to create, save and send Jobs to Lasercutters
- FabScan - Affordable 3D Laser Scanning of Physical Objects
- IdeaBall - A Physical Artifact for Moderating and Analyzing Brainstorming Sessions
- Fabiji - A Tablet Kiosk to Facilitate Creating and Sharing Documentation
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