Real Objects from Virtual Designs

By on November 18th, 2007 in blog


Most of us don’t have access to personal fabs yet, so in the interim you must use services. The good news is that there are several available. One interesting service is Fabjectory, which uses 3D Printing technology to produce real artifacts from virtual designs. That means you can send them your SketchUp designs and have the object produced and sent to you. Fabjectory also can produce real objects from your Nintendo Mii or your Second Life avatar. In fact they will accept any 3D object created in Second Life for printing – as long as it is structurally feasible (e.g. Components have minimum width, etc.) Costs range from $50-200 depending on complexity, and delivery takes up to five weeks (since I suspect Fabjectory is using down time on a commercial 3D printer).

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!