Historical Resource on 3D Printing

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Fabbers.com preserves resources assembled by Ennex Corporation in the 1990s on digital fabricators (now commonly called “3D printers”). Certain information, especially market data and data on specific machines, is likely to be out-of-date and is provided only for historical reference. However, other information, such as the basic concepts of how the machines work, how they are used, and the benefits of using them, remain valid. A good source of up-to-date information is Wikipedia.

The term fabber is short for digital fabricator, a machine that makes arbitrary three-dimensional objects automatically from raw materials and digital data. As mentioned, today these machines are often known as 3D printers.

The historical information on fabbers.com is provided in the following categories:

The three fundamental fabber processesWhat is a Fabber?   An introduction to fabbers and what they can and cannot do.

Figure from “site”Fabber Applications.   Examples of how fabbers are being used around the world in manufacturing, medicine, and other fields.

Figure from “site”The RP-ML.   Drop in on the original, virtual fabber community. See what yesteryear’s fabber users and developers were talking about.

Vertex-to-vertex rule in an StL fileThe StL Format.   Technical information on the data format that is still the de-facto standard for fabbers.

In addition to the information here on fabbers.com, Ennex also published many articles painting a future vision for the industry, a vision the world is only now starting to grow into. You can read a selection of these articles at Ennex.com.

Welcome to a view of the future — from the past!