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How Fab Labs are changing consumer culture

What are Fab Labs? Fabrication labs, also known as fab labs, utilize flexible technology and equipment to make the design, creation, and distribution process of More...

Will the future be completely printable?

When 3D printing was first developed, it was a substantial contribution to the age of technology. Since then it has continued to progress at rapid More...

The Higher ED Blog: 3D Printing and other technologies farmers should get excited about

Recently I attended the University of Waterloo’s advanced economic development course (Year 3) in Kitchener.  It was held at the Communitech Hub,  a former hide More...

The maker revolution may be going global

The maker revolution is nothing new in North America. Digital fabrication and additive manufacturing have grown in popularity in leaps and bounds, bringing change to More...

Three predictions for 3D printing in 2014

Richard Warnica at Canadian Business takes a look at three predictions of what 2014 will bring for 3D printing, from a consumer-friendly mini 3D printer to the More...

Why 3-D printing is turning out to be risky

Kevin Keheller at Time: Business & Money writes about the recent boom in popularity for 3D printing, and the potential risks for those who invest in More...

Building the foundation for digital fabrication: A real-world example

Despite recent popular interest in 3D printing as a transformative technology, assembly of a full suite of digital machines like those mentioned in the first article (e.g. More...

Making Makers: Transforming skills development, igniting creativity, and building our future

Perhaps you’ve heard about the dilemma facing many communities, local businesses and job seekers. Termed theskills mismatch,  thousands of jobs are going unfilled and thousands More...

Digital fabrication & additive manufacturing 101

By now, most economic developers are familiar with the concept of 3D printing, which is essentially the use of machines (“printers”) that can slowly build layers More...

Make-It-Yourself: The rise of the micro-manufacturers

The “make-it-yourself” trend could be the beginning of a new industrial revolution according to Matthew Wall at the BBC. With easier access to state-of-the-art design software and technology More...

What we do know about the future of 3D printing

There will be several interesting changes in professions and jobs since the addition of 3D printing. A huge benefit is that you can make things More...

3D printing and sustainable cities

Renée van Staveren explains that 3D printing makes everyone their own manufacturer and it is predicted that it will be commonplace in every home.  Instead of More...