This is Lewis Colburn, one of NextFab’s managers, blogging from Durham, NC. I’m spending the weekend at the ShopBot Jamboree, a national conference for ShopBot CNC router users. It’s been an exciting few days here, with lots of great presentations and how-to tips for making great things with NextFab’s ShopBot. Here are a few of the highlights so far:
We got a sneak peek at ShopBot’s new desktop milling machine. It’s a lot like NextFab’s Roland MDX mill, like a miniature, high-precision ShopBot.
This is a construction made from LinkerLogs, an open-source building system designed to be cut on the ShopBot. We’ve also had presentations from Because We Can, a design-build firm in California, that uses the ShopBot to create custom interiors, and Ponoko, a company that lets customers upload designs for laser-cutting, and have them made and shipped anywhere in the world.
This afternoon, we get a tour of the ShopBot factory, so I’ll be back with more pictures and information soon!
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