Fabrication laboratories (FabLabs): Tools for sustainable development

FabLabs are open high-tech workshops where individuals have the opportunity to develop and produce custom-made things which are not accessible by conventional industrial scale technologies (Knips et al., 2014)

FabLabs are organized in a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access to tools for rapid digital fabrication (FabFoundation, 2013). Fab labs offer the possibility of digital fabrication and rapid prototyping (especially additive manufacturing) for projects in the fields of science, education
and sustainable development (ICTPScientificFabLab, 2014).

Read the full brief and share your comments below:
https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/640994-Gadjanski-Fablabs.pdf

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