Following our victory at the S2P competition we just moved to the business incubator for new startups at the Politecnico of Milano University in Milan, where we’ll be working to startup a small production. We started working on a new … Continue reading →
Another entry for this development blog, another great news! Back in December 2012, when we where finalizing our first prototype, we submitted our work to our University,Politecnico di Milano, to be selected among many projects during the Switch to Product … Continue reading →
Time for updates!
This short video has been made using clips from over one year of development of FABtotum Alpha.
FABtotum Alpha is the working prototype to demonstrate a new type of personal fabrication device, the FABtotum.
We still want to be vague about the features and the capabilities of FABtotum, but let us assure you: Fabtotum is not another low-cost 3d printer, and soon you’ll discover why!
The development went on for almost one year and we are now basically trying to sort out the best way to show everything in depth.
We found that any claims at this point would not deliver our vision as we would like to, so we decided to focus this first video on the “process of making” instead of the “result”.
Doing so we like to stress the focus on detail and design process we had since the first days, a process so tight we where able to never accept compromises for our original vision.
Instead, we think we surpassed what we wanted in the first sketches, and we found that the Personal Fabrication paradigm we where trying with FABtotum was driving our design choices to new horizons.
We will update the blog more often as we get close to being ready (as stated almost one year ago we are aiming for an early 2013 public release,possibly during January/February).
In the meantime we updated the FAQs page.
There *should* also be a 20 minutes video documentary on personal fabrication we did to explain better our vision that is coming in the near future.
Also, As you can see the Fabtotum project has now his own Youtube channel, Yay!
We really -REALLY- encourage any feedback from you.
Not to get a +1 on the view counter but to hear what you think, what are your expectations, what impressed you the most.
What do we have here? Multicolored Glossy and luxurious polymer molded parts you say? A while ago we realized an MDF mold to use with a professional vacuum forming machine,and we finally had time to head over to the shop … Continue reading →
Hi! in the last week we have been working on completing the working surface and the support structure for it. we did some test on the feasibility of hot-bending a 3mm Alu-Mg alloy plate for the next phase of manufacturing. … Continue reading →
We have experienced yesterday some major server problems that ended with us loosing some data from the mysql database, including the June,July and August updates.
We are however working hard to be able to show the machine and other things by the end of September,so we are not going to write down the old updates,instead the website will be improved and a documentation page will be added ASAP.
hi there! In the last couple of weeks we had some hard time keeping up with our daily life,so things slowed down a bit. Z axis is completed and tested,main frame is completed and tested,Y and X axis are 75% … Continue reading →
The first Z-Axis test assembly was a success. During the assembly process we learned so much more on the structure, leading to improvements on overall weight and build volume we plan to implement. The quality of the build is what … Continue reading →
Hi there! it’s been just a couple of days since the last update,but Fabtotum it’s shaping fast! We are working right now finishing the last parts and testing some semi-automated production solutions like automated aluminium pipe cutting for the motor … Continue reading →
What is tolerance? according to wikipedia the best definition of tolerance is “the permissible limit or limits of variation [...] (of a measure)”. So why is it important and what does it have to do with Fabtotum? Anyone working with … Continue reading →