From mass production to personal fabrication, the revolution of FabLabs:
how can you make yourself a 3D product?
These techniques enable the merging of design, art, nature and technology and take the concept of beauty to a new level.
Ordinary People Creating, Rather Than consuming technology, creating technology to solve local problems
Before the industrial revolution people made a lot products themselves or they hired a craftsman to create a product. Then came the era of mass production in which you have little influence on the product. With computer-controlled machines like lasercutters, 3D-printers, 3D-milling machines, etc., it is again possible to make (almost) everything yourself. FabLabs are open workplaces where everyone can make use of such machines, easily and at low cost. This fits perfectly in this era where we like to see a bit of individuality and craftsmanship is valued again.
Frits Hoff of FabLab South-Limburg.nl will present what is happening globally with such machines and the products being made in FabLabs. Print your own glasses, a ceramic flower vase with inside a personal poem, intelligent clothes, cut with laser light through various materials, let a robot build a complex brick column, print new blood vessels of your own stem cells etc!
A presentation for artists, architects, inventors, SMEs, students etc. In short: anyone who is curious about the combination of technique and creativity.