Exhibitors 2015


Open Source Foam Cutter

Open Source Foam Cutter

This project stems from the need to cut the wings of radio controlled gliders out of expanded PP blocks.
The system turned out to be quite effective for cutting complex shapes out of polymer foam blocks.
The machine moves a hot wire attached to two numerically controlled x-y tables.
The machine can be scaled if needed, and was built joining inexpensive components such as wood beams, some custom 3D printed components.
This is, to our knowledge, the only machine of such kind released as open source.
Italy


Open Source Foam Cutter

FabLab Genova

We are a team of electronic, hardware, programming, carpentry, 3D-printing, digital technologies and making enthusiasts who decided to conduct their projects in a self-managed way.

Our project has a main target: that of make and do-it-yourself, but we are not a just a production workshop.
Self-management, the claim of dismissed public spaces, the sharing of knowledge and technologies, safe access to our laboratory for everyone who wants to develop a big project or just a dish-hanger, these are our main and daily goals.
Fablab genova lives within "Buridda", an Occupied and Self-managed Social Laboratory and is self-financed by whip-rounds and spontaneous gifts given by people who use the lab and/or are happy to help it survive, exist, grow and improve.
Our union was born autonomously more than three years ago and, together with the whole Buridda, has recently experienced a forced evacuation on request of Genoa municiple.
We gave a firm answer to that action occupying a new building, which is now our location.
Fond of the lack of aggregation spaces and cultural events which are deeply independent from institutional logics in our city, we will carry on what we believe in and keep on giving free access to competences and machines to whoever may want to realise his ideas with us, being a little bit more free from the market.


Stand J14 - FabLab Genova
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