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Why 3D Printing is the answer for short-series production

Everyone is talking about how 3D printing is revolutionizing the way companies prototype and iterate designs faster and with more freedom than ever …

A Mid-Century Inspired Kitchen Island

While not everyone has the space or need for a large, built-in island in their kitchen, the extra storage and prep space is always a great addition. …

Furniture

Next Industrial Revolution - Fusion of Physical and Digital Worlds

This guest column is authored by Neha Modgil, Chief UX Strategist and the owner of TECHVED Consulting<p>Rocketing use of digital products, shifting …

Self-assembly furniture kit lets you build chairs and even giant toys

In a world where grown men and women still unashamedly play with Lego blocks, it makes perfect sense that sooner or later we’d want to start building …

The future of the building industry has arrived.

For our building industry, the future has always been comprised of unimaginable, fantastic and out-of-this-world technologies with marvelous features …

Manufacturing

Ability3D Combines a Router and Welder to 3D Print Metal Parts

3D printing solid steel parts on a desktop is a bit of a holy grail in 3D printing right now. There are services for obtaining 3D printed metal parts, but there are little to no options for the home workshop. Ability3D is hoping to change that with their 888 printer. It combines a router and welder …

Maker Faire

Beyond useless trinkets: 3-D printing extends to home decor

Like replicators on "Star Trek" — machines that materialize tomato soup and "Tea, Earl Gray, hot" for peckish starship crew members — 3-D printing has a distinctly sci-fi feel. While not a new technology, the process of producing solid, three-dimensional objects sans tool or molds isn't ubiquitous …

Massive Open Source CNC Machine Created Offering 8 x 4ft Cutting Area (video)

If you are looking for a large format CNC machine you might be interested in a new open source system which has been created by Bar Smith in the form …

IBM explains Industry 4.0 and how IoT impacts manufacturing

October 12, 2016 | Written by: Jen Clark<p>Categorized: Automotive | Blog | Factories | Retail<p>Share this post:<p>Industry 4.0: IoT does smart …

Tormach unveils a truly capable desktop CNC machine

The maker community is turning into a quickly-growing movement, as shown by the ever-expanding Maker Faires popping up worldwide. This last weekend …

Printing

50 Downloadable Digital Joints For Woodworking

If you were captivated by these animations of traditional Japanese woodworking joints, here's a chance to try out some intricate joinery techniques …

Maker Pro News: Maker Faire Edition

<i>Want to get the latest Maker Pro news right in your inbox? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.</i><p><i>“We don’t care about sales as much as what our customers are making” –Voltera Co-Founder Alroy Almeida</i><p>This past weekend’s World Maker Faire in New York attracted a dizzying crowd of maker pros. Here are a …

The Next Industrial Revolution

An interview with the Economist columnist Ryan Avent on his new book about how technology will change the labor force<p>A “crisis of abundance” initially seems like a paradox. After all, abundance is the ultimate goal of technology and economics. But consider the early history of the electric washing …

Economics

Recycled Newspapers Turned into Furniture

WooJai Lee is a Korean/New Zealander designer based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands with a new project called PaperBricks. It’s no surprise that paper …

Furniture

Tinker Toys For Adults?

Creating and making our own workspace takes some imagination and a lot of hours searching for just the right product that can fit in the perfect …

Tooling Up: Civic visions, FabLabs, and grassroots activism

Making is political. What happens when city authorities get involved?<p>In February 2015, city authorities in São Paulo announced plans to open a network of 12 public FabLabs. Following in the wake of an earlier ‘telecentro’ initiative that opened up internet access and digital media to citizens, the …

3D printing grows up: scientists are using the tech to make an earthmoving machine

3D-printing has come a long way from its early incarnation as a rapid method of making engineering prototypes.<p>The machines are now routinely used in …

Build Modular Furniture With No Drilling or Screwing

Snap together a bookcase, then take it apart and fashion a room divider or sofa.<p>Are you the type of restless soul who needs to constantly rearrange everything around you? Then perhaps you’d enjoy PlayWood, a modular Italian furniture system for quickly assembling and disassembling desks, shelves, …

Furniture

Tools & Craft #15: Use Triangular Marks Prior to Final Assembly

Here's a good way to avoid screwing up your project at the end<p>Nothing is worse than accurately cutting out all of your parts for a project, then …

This Desk Features 1,100 Yards of Scrolling Paper to Record Your Ideas

Handwritten list makers, doodlers, and note takers – rejoice! Minneapolis College of Art and Design student Kirsten Camara designed the <i>Analog Memory Desk</i>, which is perfect for people who like to write things down. It has a built-in mechanism for scrolling 1,100 yards of butcher paper that acts as a …

High-Quality, Innovative Knockdown Fasteners That Can Open Up Design Possibilities

This successful company is desperate to make a design connection<p>If your goal is to be a furniture designer/builder, here's one scenario you probably …

Holy Cow: An Affordable Desktop Waterjet Cutter

The Wazer can cut glass, steel, ceramics, stone, carbon fiber and more<p>We live in incredible times for fabrication, where everything from CNC mills to …

New Lab, a Brooklyn hub for future manufacturing, opens for business

The huge workspace, which took over a former shipbuilding site, seeks to catalyze a new generation of high-tech businesses.<p>It once launched warships during both World Wars, a gritty manufacturing hub that could have served as the backdrop for Rosie the Riveter. But the array of colorful cubicles, …

Prototyping

OpenText: embrace 4.0 or disappear

Manufacturers that resist the inexorable march of Industry 4.0 are in almost certain danger of disappearing within the next 10 years, left behind by …

Metal 3D printing takes flight

While many designers and engineers find success with 3D-printing parts in plastic for prototyping and low-volume production, producing parts out of metal using similar technology has recently led to the creation of some of the most exciting 3D-printed parts in memory.<p>With key patents for metal …

Coexisting with Machines and the Future of Storytelling with Alexis Lloyd

The creative director and interaction designer on the botness of bots<p>Here at Core77 HQ, as online storytellers and designers, we're always interested …

The Problem with Joybird's Affordable Mid-Century-Modern-Inspired Furniture

BS marketing-speak and at least one blatant knockoff<p>The idea behind a company called Joybird has merit: Sell mid-century-modern-inspired furniture …

Digital Fabrication in the Age of Collaboration

Core77 Conference Keynote Paul Sohi on co-designing with machines<p>When we first started thinking about the 2016 Core77 Conference we asked ourselves: …