ShopBot’s Ted Hall Looks at the Future of Manufacturing

By Tim Babiasz, January 6th, 2017

ShopBot Tools founder & CEO Ted Hall has been keeping an eye on the role that digital fabrication is playing in the evolution of manufacturing. Through Ted’s Medium blog series, he touches on a range of topics, including how ShopBot has adapted not only to succeed, but to enable other businesses to grow and keep jobs from being …

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January 6th, 2017 | Tags: , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Distributed, Fabrication Techniques, Large Scale, Manufacturing | ( 13 ) | Comments are closed

MakeLocal at the Autodesk Forge Developer Conference

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], July 10th, 2016

Autodesk Forge DevCon 2016

Last October at the NY Maker Faire, 100kGarages collaborated with Josh Worley of Opendesk on an event we named MakeLocal. It took all the steps that go into shopping for a product and having it fabricated locally, specifically for you, and compressed that big-picture concept of local digital manufacturing into …

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July 10th, 2016 | Category: Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Distributed, Events | ( 35 ) | Comments are closed

Distributed manufacturing as waste management?

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], November 9th, 2015

Whether you’re a production manufacturer using CNC machines, a cabinet shop cutting panels with a table saw, or a garage hobbyist working on weekends, even the most efficient cutting tools and powerful design sofware don’t let us utilize every square inch of every sheet of material we cut. This often makes us feel wasteful …

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November 9th, 2015 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Distributed, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Manufacturing | ( 35 ) | Comments are closed

MakeLocal… distributed local manufacturing at the NY Maker Faire

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], October 7th, 2015

Opendesk marketplace side-by-side with the 100kGarages fabrication facility outfitted with a ShopBot Desktop MAX.

During the last weekend in Sept, 2015, 100kGarages and Opendesk collaborated on MakeLocal, a demonstration of local manufacturing at the World Maker Faire in New York. It evolved from a conversation at the Bay Area Maker Faire with Josh Worley …

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October 7th, 2015 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Distributed, Events, Manufacturing | ( 35 ) | Leave a comment

Homebuilt is Re-Inventing Homebuilding with Distributed Manufacturing (and ShopBots)

By Michael Berliner, June 12th, 2014

Guest ShopBot blog contributor Dennis Michaud is an architect and was one of the founders and leaders of the highly successful California company, Blu Homes. Michaud’s new venture, Homebuilt, is more than a company; it aspires to also become a new business model for home building. In this post he shares his vision for Homebuilt: …

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June 12th, 2014 | Tags: , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Distributed, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Manufacturing, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

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