Roland Brings 3D, Wide-format Equipment to Fab Lab Conference
At the recent Fab11 conference, held on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Roland DG Corp. demonstrated several advanced 3D rapid prototyping and digital printing products, and held seminars on how to build circuit boards. Fab11 is an annual conference hosted by the Fab Foundation, a non-profit organization that facilitates and supports the development of the international fab lab network. A fab lab (fabrication laboratory) is a small-scale workshop offering digital fabrication.
Roland DG, a sponsor of the week-long conference, showcased its new monoFab ARM-10 3D printer and SRM-20 desktop milling machine, as well as its wide-format inkjet printers. Also on display were its MDX series milling machines and CAMM-1 GS-24 desktop cutter, as well as popular digital inkjet printers from the company’s VersaUV LEF and VersaCAMM VSi series.
“Visitors to our booth were impressed by the advanced capabilities of the 3D rapid prototyping machines we showcased at the conference," says Tony Miller, director of Sales, Strategic Accounts for Roland DGA, "especially our new monoFab series devices, which make it easier than ever for engineers, educators, makers and hobbyists to turn ideas into reality.”
Miller is also quick to point out the widespread impact of fab labs. “The rapidly growing fab lab movement is focused on getting young people around the globe interested in STEM and digital fabrication,” explains Miller. “The goal is to encourage creativity and ingenuity by making related technologies and products more available to everyone, everywhere. By introducing fab labs to different areas and environments, the Fab Foundation is helping to cultivate and inspire the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.”