Discussion about JIT FAB LAB

(system) #1

We are 3 partners, with a working team of 6 members who are in charge of machine operations, soldiering, painting, vacuum forming, printing and mounting (assembly).
We give the service of product design and manufacturing specially for big companies and brands in our country in order to cover our fixed costs. But our true aim is to start a Fab Lab oppened for Public, and focused in the training of digital technologies for design and fabrication.
We have a very good relationship with Universities (one of us is a Design Professor) and also with students who visit us to help them with the fabrication of their products. So we are looking forward to offer the Fab Academy as a Postgraduate course hopefully starting on 2018.
We are also linked to the fab Lab Verde (Fab Lab Bolivia) Project, directed by Marco Zubieta.
These past 3 years we have been giving conferences about the Fab Labs, about digital fabrication, parametric design, and we have an Authorized Rhino Trainer in our team, so we also offer this service.
We plan to work dividing our company in 3 areas, one which would be the commercial service for brands and companies (and this is where our incomes mostly come from). The second area would be a design Gallery to exhibit the projects we develop within the fab lab. And the third area is precisely the Fab Lab, which is a team that develops research projects and keep closer with the community and social developments.

This is the general thread for discussing the lab; the thread is also visible on its page at https://www.fablabs.io/jitfablab

(Terri Willingham) #2

Thank you so much for visiting AMRoC Fab Lab in Tampa, FL USA today! It was wonderful learning about all your great work and efforts, and we enjoyed sharing our work with AMRoC with you. Wishing you safe, happy travels on your Travelab tour! We’re looking forward to staying connected. Our door is always open in Tampa if you ever come back this way, and I"m pretty sure Michael is coming down to Bolivia to visit you there.