We are excited to meet, show and share stuff for 3D Printing. Heck, you can even submit your items to sell to group members and beyond... on an upcoming 3D Retail Pop-up Store.
We have had small live events of buyers, sellers and enthusiasts.
What is Digital Modeling and Fabrication?
According to Wikipedia, Digital modeling and fabrication is a process that joins design with production through the use of 3D modelingsoftware or computer-aided design (CAD) and additive and subtractive manufacturing processes. 3D printing falls under additive, while machining falls under subtractive. These tools allow designers to produce material digitally, which is something greater than an image on screen, and actually tests the accuracy of the software and computer lines.
Computer milling and fabrication integrate the computer assisted designs with that of the construction industry. In this process, the sequence of operations becomes the critical characteristic in procedure. Architects can propose complex surfaces, where the properties of materials should push the design.
Tools for designing and making things are evolving at an astounding rate! As we watch different methodologies come and go, it becomes apparent that parts of one or bits of another will persist as landmarks on the bumpy road from pure thought into matter. We are interested in identifying and mapping these landmarks, forging new paths to try, and new techniques to explore. Come ride the wave of human potential with us into the post-digital era!