Like all Fab Labs, Fab Lab Baltimore works in digital fabrication, hence the name. This month the digital fabrication laboratory is bringing art created through 3D Printing, laser cutting, CNC milling, and other forms of making that are driven by computer aided design [CAD] to Gallery 788, also in Baltimore, for a unique show that blends art and technology.
Entitled “Digital Fabrication and the New Language of Materiality” the show helps explain many of the concepts that make the fabrication methods unique with lectures and workshops. Dr. Stephen Wilkerson, Associate Director for Special Programs, at the Army Research Lab addressed the technical side of the topic, while Lisa Moren, from the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County spoke to the creative and arts aspect of the works. Workshops included an Introduction to Microcontrollers and also CNC Mold-making.
On June 28th from 2 – 5 p.m. Fab Lab Baltimore will present a workshop on Laser-Cut Paper-crafts. Following at 6 p.m. Potomac Photonics will speak on the Benefits and Challenges of 3D Printing and its integration with other digital fabrication tools such as laser micro machining. Potomac is a digital fabrication contract service provider based at the bwtech@UMBC technology and research park in Baltimore with more than 30 years experience in digital fabrication. Potomac is also a reseller of personal, professional, and industrial 3D Printers manufactured by the 3D Systems Corporation.
Potomac has been at the forefront of digital art, as the 3D Printing service provider for the Bits to Its art shows. Their work includes pieces of Math Art designed by Henry Segerman shown here.
Check out Fab Lab Baltimore’s website for details.