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Winter Workshop: Seasonal Candle Holder

Posted by Anders Uhl

Dec 20, 2016 10:24:30 AM

,holiday_metal_title1.jpgNextFab seasonal workshops are a fun way to learn new skills and come away with a great gift for yourself or someone else. The recent Candle Holder Winter Workshop is a great example. Check out these beautiful candle holders designed by metal shop supervisor, Matt Watson.

Topics: metal-forming

Welding Theory and Application at NextFab

Posted by Anders Uhl

Mar 23, 2016 2:52:31 PM


Matt Watson, NextFab's Metal Processes Manager, has been re-engineering the educational and instructional aspects of the metal shop. His focus on precision, accessibility and relevance to members needs, has built the foundation of the Welding Theory and Application class at NextFab's Washington Avenue location.

Topics: welding, metal-forming

Weekly Staff Picks May 27, 2012

Posted by admin

May 27, 2012 10:20:00 AM

Here are our Staff Picks for this week.   Sciences and art converge again.   

Bio Computer   Using a PC’s waist heat to help wheatgrass germinate.   Thinking inside the box. - Gregg

Superplastic Forming Aluminum   Short video showing a process called superplastic forming - in this case of aluminum.   Essentially, the material is heated to a high temperature, allowing it to be formed with methods typically used on plastics.   In the video, the aluminum sheet is heated to about 900F before being formed over a tooling die.   The pressure is applied from above with a bladder filled with compressed nitrogen. - Alex

FreshFiber   Really cool iPhone/iPad cases. All the products are 3D printed in Nylon, allowing for personalizations like including your name. - Alex

f.lux   Software to help you feel comfortable in front of your computer. - Brandon

Topics: horticulture, nfs, 3d-printing, Uncategorized, superplastic, software, nextfab, metal-forming

The Pingry School Inaugural Achievement in the Arts Award

Posted by admin

May 2, 2012 4:36:25 PM

NextFab recently fabricated the inaugural Achievement in the Arts award for The Pingry School in New Jersey. The design incorporates acrylic and brushed stainless steel, and required the use of our sheet metal forming tools, as well as our Trotec Flexx 300 UV laser.  The award was designed by the school’s Fine Arts faculty member Miles Boyd.

Topics: uv-laser, Uncategorized, nextfab-studio, award-fabrication, pingry-school, metal-forming


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