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WeFab Days 14-16 April 2011 in Milan

Davide GombaApril 13th, 2011

As you can see from the video above (Cristian and Costantino just look great in making their first Makerbot), we are witnessing a sudden awareness about FabLab and the power of Fabbing in Italy. You can join the wefab guys in Milan during the Salone and get your hands in making your own design!

WeFab is a three-day event during the Milano Design Week. It is hosted by OpenWear a collaborative clothing platform,  and by Vectorealism, a digital fabrication facility based in Milan.

WeFab offers Milano Design Week’s visitors a way to explore creative possibilities with new technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting but also the new opportunities that open source approaches and collaborative processes can bring to the creative sector.

WeFab exhibition will feature objects, workshops, installations and performances that explore the cross-fertilization of new production technologies and collaborative ways to design and make products.

Highlight of the WeFab program is the Design Smash contest, where designers from all across Europe will go from idea input to output of real object/accessory by the end of the evening.

There will also be a conference session hosted by the University of Milan, as well as workshops about making products by using Arduino with Solar Panels WeFab’s location is a club near Zona Tortona, which will feature with three full days of live music shows, dj sets and will host a temporary shop selling handmade productions.

via [wefab]