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Penn Electric Racing jets ahead with NextFab's waterjet cutting

Posted by John Doyle and Tommy Sutton

Apr 5, 2014 10:33:00 AM


Penn Electric Racing is currently constructing an electric-fuel, formula-style racing vehicle that we will enter into the Formula SAE competition this summer in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Topics: waterjet, Penn Electric Racing

Penn Law’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic [Slides]

Posted by Yulia Novozhilova

Apr 2, 2014 1:45:00 PM



Topics: Law, Penn Law,, Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property, Startup, Legal Advice

NextFab awarded $25,000 in Startup PHL’s Call for Ideas

Posted by James Fayal

Mar 27, 2014 1:50:51 PM


Startup PHL has awarded $25,000 in grant funding to NextFab as part of their “Call for Ideas” program. NextFab’s funding will go towards building a co-op program for companies operating out of our south Philadelphia coworking and incubation space. The grants were announced and awarded by Mayor Michael Nutter on March 20th at a ribbon cutting ceremony for SevOne’s new Center City office.


Topics: Incubator,

Reflecting On NextFab Build with InHabit's Jackie Gusic

Posted by Tracy McCarthy

Mar 13, 2014 3:46:42 PM

It's been one year since NextFab's grand opening of the 2025 Washington Avenue location, and it's been a wonderful adventure building and settling into our new home.


Assistive tech wins NextFab Prize at Philly CodeFest 2014 hackathon

Posted by Yulia Novozhilova

Mar 2, 2014 9:46:09 AM

Philly CodeFest logo



Topics: hackathon, sponsorship, Philly CodeFest, Drexel University

Cut Copy's New 3D Printed Music Video: Powered by NextFab.

Posted by Yulia Novozhilova

Feb 24, 2014 5:47:00 PM

The Australian electronic band Cut Copy has teamed up with Party, a Tokyo- and New York-based creative company, to use cutting edge technology to make an unforgettable music video for their new single, “We Are Explorers.”

NextFab’s Chris Thompson and Brandon Boulden helped the creative vision become a reality, providing technical support and stellar 3D printing for this innovative project. The figurines used in the stop-motion animation for the video were printed by Chris and Brandon on our Stratasys Dimension SST 1200es with UV-fluorescent filament. The video was shot under blacklight over the course of 6 nights on the streets of Los Angeles.



Topics: 3d-printing, Creators Project

American Medium Kickstarter!

Posted by Yulia Novozhilova

Feb 19, 2014 3:40:00 PM

After two years of exhibitions, American Medium is opening a permanent Gallery and Production House in Brooklyn, NY. And they need your help!




Topics: shopbot, kickstarter, cnc

Snow Sculptures Remind You Why You Used To Love The Snow

Posted by Tracy McCarthy

Feb 18, 2014 3:26:22 PM

Everybody loves winter's first snowfall.  Those delicate white sprinkles cascading from the heavens makes even the most cynical east-coaster turn their head up to catch a flake on their nose.


Topics: NextFab Members, instructables

Advanced Technology Puts the Past into Perspective

Posted by Molly Dee

Feb 10, 2014 6:33:00 PM


Technology has always been a big part of my life. I remember my family bought a computer when I was just 6 years old. It came in a big box that reminded me of a cow (for those of you who don’t remember, Gateway was a very popular brand back then and their trademark was the black and white spotted box). Not too long after I was introduced to the PC, cell phones exploded into the market, then mp3 players, smart phones, tablets, etc. I found all the new technology spilling into society immensely interesting. As I got older, I made a conscious effort to surround myself with different types of technology beyond consumer devices, and to include myself in discussions about technological innovation and how it would come to shape our world. I didn’t notice it at the time, but those discussions about technology were always in reference to the future; people would constantly talk about how technology would change our lives in the coming years or generations. It wasn’t until I started working at NextFab that I began to realize that while it does make sense to talk about technological innovations and its implications for the future, amazing technologies can also put the past into perspective.


What's Kickin' at NextFab: Jalapeño Portable Beat Maker and Colour Modular Analog Saturator

Posted by Tracy McCarthy

Jan 21, 2014 9:00:00 AM

This year is off to an amazing start with the launch of two supercool Kickstarter projects that got a little help from the NextFab: John Hunchar's Jalapeño™, the portable device that mixes music in real-time; and Peterson Goodwyn's Colour Modular Analog Saturator, DIY audio recording equipment. 


Topics: kickstarter


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Welcome to the NextFab Blog, where we discuss the ideas changing the world as we know it. Step inside the revolutionary world of 3D Printing technology, traditional and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinery, innovation and imagination.



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