Leveraging the speed, precision, and adaptability of digital systems, Digital Fabrication system create objects in ways that were not previously possible, often without the need of costly setup and tooling associated with traditional forms of fabrication.

Big Ideas Summary

The power of Digital Fabrication is that it supports you in using the same tools you already use to send emails, and surf the internet to create any object you can imagine! Digital Fabrication empowers digital designers and other computer users to realize their ideas into physical objects, and has helped the rapid growth of the DIY and Maker culture online.

Articles

The 'world's biggest' 3D printer will build emergency houses: http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/24/worlds-biggest-3d-printer/

New 3D printing technology creates harder, stronger ceramics: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/new-3d-printing-technology-creates-harder-stronger-ceramics.htm

Feed Your 3D Printer Recycled Plastic: http://www.popsci.com/feed-your-3-d-printer-recycled-plastic?linkId=19940735

Material advances in metal 3D printing: http://www.makepartsfast.com/2015/12/8932/material-advances-in-metal-3d-printing/

Making PCB with 3D Printer and permanent marker: http://www.lamja.com/?p=635

This Innovative Toy Teaches Toddlers How to Code before They Can Read or Write: http://bigthink.com/design-for-good/how-toddlers-can-learn-to-code-before-they-can-read-or-write

Websites

Core77 / Industrial Design Magazine + Resource: http://www.core77.com/

Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects: https://www.thingiverse.com/

Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions: http://www.instructables.com/

3D Printing Blog | i.materialise: https://i.materialise.com/blog/

3ders.org - 3D printer and 3D printing news, trends and resources.: http://www.3ders.org/

Websites

Fabbaloo: http://www.fabbaloo.com/

3D Printing Industry - 3D Printer News, Reports, Directory and Videos: http://3dprintingindustry.com/

3D Printing Blog - We Are Learning 3D Printing Through Our Personal Experience: http://3dprinting-blog.com/

Reprap development and further adventures in DIY 3D printing: http://richrap.blogspot.ca/

Tales of a 3D Printer: http://talesofa3dprinter.blogspot.ca/

Books

Digital Fabrication

Digital Fabrication in Architecture: Nick Dunn: 9781856698917
http://www.amazon.ca/Digital-Fabrication-Architecture-Nick-Dunn/dp/1856698912

Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication: Christopher Beorkrem: 9780415533669
http://www.amazon.ca/Material-Strategies-Fabrication-Christopher-Beorkrem/dp/041553366X

Laser Cutting

CO2 Laser Cutting: John Powell: 9781852330477: Books - Amazon.ca
http://www.amazon.ca/CO2-Laser-Cutting-John-Powell/dp/1852330473

Laser Material Processing: William Steen, Jyotirmoy Mazumder, Kenneth G. Watkins: 9781849960618
http://www.amazon.ca/Laser-Material-Processing-William-Steen/dp/1849960615/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=41Chg5tUagL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR106%2C160_&refRID=1MY73VXVQH23Q1TTTM92

3D Printing

Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing: Hod Lipson, Melba Kurman: 9781118350638
http://www.amazon.ca/Fabricated-The-New-World-Printing/dp/1118350634

The Book on 3D Printing: Isaac Budmen, Anthony Rotolo: 9781489529442
http://www.amazon.com/Book-3D-Printing/dp/1489529446/

3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution: Christopher Barnatt: 9781484181768
http://www.amazon.com/3D-Printing-Next-Industrial-Revolution/dp/148418176X

Make: 3D Printing: The Essential Guide to 3D Printers: Anna Kaziunas France: 9781457182938
http://www.amazon.ca/Make-Printing-Essential-Guide-Printers/dp/1457182939

Popular 3d Printing Books @ Goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/3d-printing

Twitter Accounts to Follow

A list of relevant twitter accounts in different aspects of digital fabrication. Twitter is a great way to get keep up to date with new developments, and join the conversation.

Videos

Videos are a great way of seeing first hand how powerful these revolutionary technologies are. Using the twitter accounts above and searching on youtube is a great way to check out the what's happening in the field right now.

Digital Fabrication - Waffle Structure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keCnX7MTygQ

The future of digital fabrication | MIT Video: http://video.mit.edu/watch/thefutureofdigitalfabrication-13816/

TEDxBoston - Lynwood Walker - Digital Fabrication of Homes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bws0oU1zKzk

3D printers print ten houses in 24 hours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SObzNdyRTBs

On The Cutting Edge: 3D-Printed Ceramics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K15VyqHN11E

3D Ceramic Vase Printing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERPYTox4vOA

5Axis Machine Cutting HELMET / DAISHIN SEIKI CORPORATION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnIvhlKT7SY

3D scan and cutting on a 5 axis CNC machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p-nTYKPo_I

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These courses will show you just how easy it is to get started with Digital Fabrication, and start bringing your ideas and designs to the tangible world, today!

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