Visiting Fablab Italia
A Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) is a small-scale workshop offering digital fabrication. Fablab Italia offers many useful tools to create your own project.
Fablab Italia offers:
- a Makerbot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer
- a Z-corp professional 3D printer
- a Roland MDX-40A professional milling machine
- a professional laser cutter
- prototyping tables
- various tools
Here are some pictures of the Fablab.
Following some pictures of the various prototyping hardware available at the Fablab Italia.
Makerbot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer:
Z-corp professional 3D printer:
Professional laser cutter:
The prototyping tool which really got more attention from myself, has been the Makerbot Thing-O-Matic. I had seen this low cost 3D printer featured in many videos and projects and I always thought that it was awesome! Well, seeing it live working was great!
This is the software used by the Makerbot:
Work in progress
Here is a video of the Makerbot 3D printer while working:
Here are some pictures of the process.
Other examples of objects produced at Fablab Italia
Fablab Italia really offers many possibilities for people in need of prototypes for their projects. I hope we'll be able to use some of the tools available at the Fablab Italia in our research projects.
More to follow ;-)