Formlabs White Paper

Digital Fabrication 101

Why you should download

Digital fabrication bridges the gap between design and manufacturing. As barriers to professional-level tech lowers, it’s easier than ever for anyone with the skills to design a product to also fabricate it, empowering engineers, product designers, and businesses of all sizes to produce anything from prototypes to final products.

In this definitive guide, learn the ins and outs of digital fabrication from workflows to digital fabrication tools and practical tips for getting started.

Keep reading for:

  • A basic overview of how digital fabrication works and what steps to take to get from CAD model to final product.
  • A comparison of digital fabrication tools including 3D printers, CNC machines, and laser cutters and their pros and cons.
  • A guide on how to design for digital fabrication.

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