A new machine has arrived to Fab Lab Barcelona. The distinguished and prestigious brand ShopBot, responsible of the project ‘YourHouse: Digitally Fabricated Housing for New Orleans‘ for the victims of the Katrina hurricane, has given one of its best tools to Barcelona (and soon to Addis in Ethiopia, and Lima in Peru): the CNC milling machine. Now, its assembling is still in process thanks to the great help from Sallye Coyle but then, it will be one of the tools for the Solar House fabrication.
Actually, ShopBot has many products, from small to big CNC milling machines, some of them affordable for individuals and small shops, but all of them with a perfect development. It is important to know that the applications are numerous: cabinet making, furniture/wood working, sign making, boat building, instrument making, and more. Its techniques of working such as cutting, carving, drilling, and machining in different kinds of materials, can be learned by everyone and there’s no reason to feel intimidated because of them.
Digital fabrication is now a fact, and it’s not exclusive of private enterprises anymore; nowadays, everyone can have access to it. Moreover, students had the chance to be part of the assembling in order to know the entire CNC procedure for the upcoming FabLabs, recognizing its parts, where and how they are assembled, how the machine is programmed, and how it has to be used. In order to see some funny images of this new adventure, click here.