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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.


The 'world's biggest' 3D printer will build emergency houses:

New 3D printing technology creates harder, stronger ceramics:

Feed Your 3D Printer Recycled Plastic:

Material advances in metal 3D printing:

Making PCB with 3D Printer and permanent marker:

This Innovative Toy Teaches Toddlers How to Code before They Can Read or Write:


Core77 / Industrial Design Magazine + Resource:

Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects:

Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions:

3D Printing Blog | i.materialise: - 3D printer and 3D printing news, trends and resources.:



3D Printing Industry - 3D Printer News, Reports, Directory and Videos:

3D Printing Blog - We Are Learning 3D Printing Through Our Personal Experience:

Reprap development and further adventures in DIY 3D printing:

Tales of a 3D Printer:

HP Tech Takes 3D Printing Glossary


Digital Fabrication

Digital Fabrication in Architecture: Nick Dunn: 9781856698917

Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication: Christopher Beorkrem: 9780415533669

Laser Cutting

CO2 Laser Cutting: John Powell: 9781852330477: Books -

Laser Material Processing: William Steen, Jyotirmoy Mazumder, Kenneth G. Watkins: 9781849960618

3D Printing

Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing: Hod Lipson, Melba Kurman: 9781118350638

The Book on 3D Printing: Isaac Budmen, Anthony Rotolo: 9781489529442

3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution: Christopher Barnatt: 9781484181768

Make: 3D Printing: The Essential Guide to 3D Printers: Anna Kaziunas France: 9781457182938

Popular 3d Printing Books @ Goodreads

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 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:

The future of digital fabrication | MIT Video:

TEDxBoston - Lynwood Walker - Digital Fabrication of Homes:

3D printers print ten houses in 24 hours:

On The Cutting Edge: 3D-Printed Ceramics:

3D Ceramic Vase Printing:


3D scan and cutting on a 5 axis CNC machine:


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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