Digital Fabrication

The term “digital fabrication” summarizes a number of different manufacturing processes, the defining common ground in which lies in the underlying computer-aided production processes. In this sense, the Green FabLab of the Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences wants to offer a glimpse of the Industry 4.0 with its machine equipment. Here, too, the areas of CAD design, CNC machining, robotics, measurement, control and regulation technology are combined on distributed systems (= several communicating, location-independent computers without shared memory) for industrial production. For a FabLab (from Fabrication Laboratory) this means a standard machine park, with which the Green FabLab could also be equipped, supported by funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).