I’ve visited the Waag FabLab, which is located at de Zwijger, which houses a range of interesting organizations. I met there with Rob van Kranenburg, and also Jean-Michel Molenaar, who is very handy with rapid protoyping. The FabLab itself is a spacious workshop room, with some nifty tools like:
- a laser cutter
- a large and a small CNC machine, the latter having a presision of 0.2 mm
- a sticker cutting machine, that can also be used to cut circuit boards
- and lots of enthusiasm
They are also constantly in touch with the Norwegian FabLab project and other places I don’t even know, via a video-conferencing link, so I had the opportunity to ask questions to the Norwegian guys right away. Got lots of interesting input and links on the hurdles of possibly creating a 2D plotter dispensing liquids myself, based on 3D printer designs. After all, they are dispensing also material through a syringe at specific locations.
Very nice place – sure to return there