Professor Hod Lipson and the team at the Cornell University Computational Synthesis Laboratory who brought us Fab@Home have just released Fab@HomeV2 (version 2).  What’s the big deal?   Much easy to put together!  Easier to use!

The Fab@Home is an open-source personal fabrication system which enables people to make custom objects on demand.  Fab@Home is a three-axis gantry system with dual-head syringe system (anything that can be put through a syringe could possibly be used as a build material).

Our lab has used Version 1 of Fab@Home to fab everything from concrete through ceramics (glass) through chocolate and this past month some students (Yirop Kim and Patrick Wallace) printed in cookie dough.

If you looking to become part of the maker revolution, you might want to take a serious look at Fab@Home as it provides maximum flexibility in build materials.

2 Comments on New & Improved Fab@Home

  1. Dick DeBoer says:

    Hello,
    I am really interested in printing in 3-D with concrete. Is anybody having any luck with this or have any information besides what I can see on line? Which printers actually work with concrete?
    Thanks, Dick DeBoer

    • ganter says:

      Yes, several of us have been printing in concrete (or variants) for a while now. Ron Rael @ UCB printed the “seat slug” in a concrete-type material. Laura West @ FCC has printed several concrete-type materials for the production of molds for casting metal. At Open3DP, we’ve printed in various types of concretes, mortars, and ceramic cements. We all use 3D powder printers (get a used model on an internet auction site). The folks at USC have been very active in 3D printing in cements called “contour crafting”. Generally, it works in various 3D printing techniques. A Fab@Home or a Frostruder on a MB/RepRap will also work great.

      If you are successful, please send us a pic and we’ll post it.

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