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fab8nz from Object magazine 63

Fab Labs are an international network of rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing workshops sprung out of a course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Every year they gather for a conference, and last year Object attended fab8nz, the eighth instalment held at Wellington, New Zealand’s Massey University.

An in-depth roundup of that conference was presented in the award-winning issue 63 of Object magazine in October last year, available as a free download for iPad or to see in full on this website.

With CTRL P: OBJECTS ON DEMAND currently in Object Gallery, the full series of articles on fab8nz are now collected here on Object Eye. Each heading after the jump will take you to that section.

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fab8nz Symposium

This article originally appeared in Object magazine issue 63. A list of all articles from fab8nz is available here.

On Monday 27 August, day six of fab8nz, a public symposium was held, bringing together speakers both physical and virtual from around the world. Eight hours of talks covered an enormous range of topics, divided into four sections addressing aspects around digital fabrication technology: Foundations; Implementations; Applications, and; Implications.

The Foundations session zeroed in on the technologies around printing, from the potential of conductive inks to working with cells and genomes.

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