Concept still little developed, the Fab Labs are beginning to appear in France. A collective manufacturing workshop, the Fab Lab creates links between DIY enthusiasts, budding engineers and savvy do-it-yourselfers. DuitDesign presents this new concept, its advantages and explains how it is possible to create your decor in a Fab Lab.
The concept of DIY
The Do It Yourself which means Do it yourself In English is becoming more and more popular in France and around the world. The concept is simple. Just create your decorative objects, your furniture or your clothes yourself. Crafts, especially neo-craftsmanship, bring a new breath to the decor with artists who reinvent pottery, knitting, crochet or jewelry. With DIY and neo-crafts, you change the way you consume and learn to create with your hands.
What is a Fab Lab?
The Fab Lab expression is actually the contraction of Manufacturing Laboratory. It is used to designate a digital community manufacturing workshop. To put it simply, it is a place open to the public and which provides all and free of charge machines for making, creating, making all kinds of objects. A paradise for DIY lovers!
In a Fab Lab, you can find laser cutters, milling machines, 3D printers, sewing machines and tools of all kinds.
The first Fab Lab was born in the United States at the end of the 90s thanks to Neil Gershenfeld. In France, the Fab Labs are quite recent but they are growing more and more.
The advantages of a Fab Lab
In addition to providing machines and tools to create and manufacture, a Fab Lab allows above all to connect designers, artists, entrepreneurs, engineers or DIY enthusiasts who wish to share or enrich their practical knowledge. Novice users of a Fab Lab can benefit from the advice of a professional or experienced amateurs who are mostly volunteers. The goal is to learn together to make, create and even repair your broken objects! Because the trend of Fab Lab is to encourage to create and recycle rather than consume. Here, we no longer throw, we repair! And if you feel like it, you can even come and share your skills and knowledge as a volunteer teacher.