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FacLab Lieu ouvert à tous au sein de l’Université de Cergy-Pontoise, sur le site de Gennevilliers, le FacLab met à votre disposition les machines, l’infrastructure, le soutien nécessaire à la réalisation de votre projet, que ce soit l’accès au « Do It Yourself », s’approprier les nouvelles technologies, ou bien s’inscrire dans une démarche d’apprentissage et de partage.
Le FacLab est une communauté de personnes d'horizons très divers : designers, artistes, ingénieurs, artisans, étudiants, chercheurs, enseignants, citoyens, enfants, … réunis par l’envie de matérialiser une idée.
Vous venez au FacLab non seulement pour réfléchir, mais surtout pour faire. Non pas seul, mais par des échanges, en participant à une intelligence collective construite localement au sein d’une communauté internationale.
On trouve au FacLab des outils simples (scies, perceuses, …), des établis, mais aussi des machines à coudre, des imprimantes 3D, des ordinateurs, des fers à souder et des multimètres, une découpeuse laser, une fraiseuse numérique, des kits Arduino, des composants électroniques… Ce parc s’étoffe au fil du temps.
Le FacLab répond à la Charte des FabLabs du M.I.T.

Belle et portable!

You may already know The FoldaRap (http://reprap.org/wiki/FoldaRap), an open-source 3d-Printer, easy to assemble, and most important : foldable to bring it everywhere ! After a first version and 30 prototypes I'm looking to make a second batch for the version 1.1. And to make it available for more people I need you to be a part of it. 3D-Printer, RepRap, what's all about ? 3D-Printing is an additive manufacturing process : layers of plastic are successively laid down to produce objects relatively quickly. This allows to produce some pieces that would have been difficult to make with conventional processes (machining, injection), and contrary to molding there is no tooling. Hence it is often compared to our traditional printers : with a digital file and a raw material we can make all sort of things at demand (fused plastic replacing the paper+ink), simply by changing the file sent to "print". We are still far from the Star Trek Replicator, but on the way... The technology of 3D-Printing is not new, but there have been a big change around 2006 : the team of the Dr. Adrian Bowyer (Bath University, UK) made the firsts RepRap (Replicating Rapid-prototyper) - a 3D-Printer which can prints some of it's own parts. However, the beauty of this invention resides not in itself but rather in choosing an open-source license (learn about it here http://reprap.org/wiki/Wealth_Without_Money ). Quickly a vibrant community arose around this project, the propagation became exponential and variations started to flourish (see the RepRap Family Tree http://reprap.org/wiki/RepRap_Family_Tree). A technology which was only accessible to industry and big companies is now at hand of any enthusiast tinkerer. While 3D-printing makes it's way in schools, garages and homes, people start to make or try lot of things by themselves, useful or not, sometimes truly practical when it came to fix stuff or for custom-made parts. Looking at sharing platforms like Thingiverse, CubeHero, etc. reveals how creative everyone can be... what do you imagine then ?
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By: EmmanuelG

You may already know The FoldaRap (http://reprap.org/wiki/FoldaRap), an open-source 3d-Printer...



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