18 October 2012 — 18 October 2012
IZOLAB — a digital laboratory available to the general public on a non-commercial basis with the aim to make "almost anything". There you can really make almost anything, from candies to mobile phones, from jewelry to vehicles, from plastic toys to high-precision instruments. It is possible because of the set of digital controlled equipment such as a 3D printer, laser cutter, milling-machine and other instruments.
This concept was developed at the Center for Bits and Atoms in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Developing this concept, the emphasis was placed on ease of use of all tools. For example, to start the process of laser cutting it's enough to click "print". Thus, any person able to check e-mails, can easily control the process of producing high-quality products in such laboratories.
That is why such labs instantly create close communities of artists, designers, engineers, inventors, architects, entrepreneurs and all creative people.