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.

Mission:
Our mission is to interconnect the digital fabrication community.

Overview:
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.

Vision:
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.

Purpose:

  • 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.

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