By now, you’ve probably heard of 3D-printed objects … as mundane as tableware, as inspiring as prosthetics or as disconcerting as handguns. No longer a novelty, 3D printing is stretching the boundaries of fabrication, while also becoming a new way of to create junk. (3D-printed selfies anyone?)
A hub for professionals in architecture, construction and design, Fab Lab Barcelona provides production, investigation and education surrounding 3D printing among other new-generation fabrication techniques. Fab Lab stands for “Fabrication Laboratory” and refers to a global network of 125 labs in 34 countries. While offering higher education under the IAAC, Fab Lab Barcelona makes an effort to bring digital fabrication to a wider audience, with Open Days and a number of accessible workshops every month. April lists 3D-printing and laser-cutting for fashion. Count me in!