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The way to the GPL Society

Keyword: Fabber / Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping is the more official term

  • Fabbers are universal fabrication machines

    • Materialize three-dimensional things from digital data

    • Typically by "baking" some amorphous, fine-grained material

      Allow for constructing things which are difficult to create otherwise

    • Actually exist

      Today: Mostly used for building models

  • Fabbers have some interesting features

    • Link digital data and material world closely

      Bringing the logic of digital data to the material world

    • Universal for (parts of) material production

      Like computers for information: "One machine to rule them all"

    • Allow material production for individual needs

  • Industrial robots are equally interesting


Fabbers transfer important aspects of the digital world to matter

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