dFab Net

dFab Net is a not-for-profit organization which aims to promote information technology, research and innovation in manufacturing for its members and their customers. Our objectives are to:

  • Identify and promote the benefits of Digital Fabrication
  • Address issues & obstacles encountered by the use of digital information and tools
  • Research, identify and address opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of digital manufacturing
  • Promote the general adoption of Digital Fabrication
  • Foster cooperation and understanding between designers, fabricators and software/hardware suppliers
  • Encourage innovation through cross-industry collaboration

The following key stakeholders are already officially represented: Autodesk, Cut My Timber, IDEAbuilder, Kreysler & Associates, Matsys, Robert McNeel & Associates, Topocast, California College of the Arts, University of Texas Schools, and Institute for Computational Design at the University of Stuttgart. We invite other interested and relevant parties to participate by becoming a member.

Our mission is to interconnect the digital fabrication community.

The Digital Fabrication Network (dFab Net) is an international network comprised of digital fabricators; hardware and software suppliers; and professional designers, academics, and researchers. It is a member-driven platform bridging the gaps within the digital fabrication community.

As an expansive medium, digital fabrication spans from the Arts to the Sciences. dFab Net seeks to enable a thriving and broad based network of people who work with, develop and drive the tools and methods used in digital fabrication.

For our community, dFab Net strives to improve the workflow process from design to digital fabrication of objects.

For our members, dFab Net provides a reliable path towards improved productivity, digital craftsmanship, and greater cooperation between designers, manufacturers, and suppliers of goods and services.

For the customers of our members, dFab Net will serve as a source of reliable, accurate and useful information on how to employ digital manufacturing techniques successfully and economically.


  • To provide an international forum for the exchange of information and views by members of dFab Net
  • To provide a mechanism for the collection of information and inform members concerning matters of mutual interest and concern
  • To advance the interest of the digital fabrication industry and to support all trade, commerce and the interest of all members in the industry
  • To provide an educational forum for subjects of common interest to its members and to hold meetings and conferences for the benefit of the members
  • To promote digitally fabricated products in the market place
  • To cooperate with other industries, organizations, educational institutions and government entities by advocating for the use of digital fabrication
  • To perform such duties as will benefit the dFab Net and its members.