KOILデジタルものづくり紹介ツアー by FabCafe | 4/14にオープンしたばかりのKOIL(Kashiwa-no-ha Open Innovation Lab)にある空間「ファクトリー」の設備と最新のデジタルものづくりについてご紹介します!

最近、耳にする機会が増えてきた、3Dプリンターやレーザーカッターなどのデジタルファブリケーションツールのご紹介やデジタルモノづくり(FAB)のトレンドやFABの楽しみ方を知って、体験いただけるツアーを始めますので、ぜひこの機会に話題のデジタルファブリケーションに触れてみて下さい!
Behind the Scene 裏側からみたミラノサローネ報告会、デジタルファブリケーションで広が | 毎年ミラノサローネに出展されているプロダクトデザイナーの柳澤郷司さんから、今までは断片的にしか伝わってこなかったミラノサローネ裏側の情報を、会期終了直後のタイミングで、実際に出展をおこなった作品の制作過程を交えながら参加者の皆さんと共有していただきます。
Fab Meetup vol.6 | 「つくる」をテーマにしたネットワーキング&プレゼンテーションイベント「Fab Meetup」。第6回目のFab Meetupは4月22日(火)に開催します。今回はどんなプレゼンターが登場するか、そしてどんな出会いが生まれるのかお楽しみに。ぜひ、一緒に楽しみましょう。
学んで作る!「はじめてのFAB教室」 | 〜4月からのFAB教室は出力までがセット!〜
ものづくりに興味はあるけれど一歩踏み出せずにいたみなさまや、これからもっと自由にFABを楽しみたい人のための教室です。どの教室も、最後には自分が作ったデータを出力してみます。データが形になる過程を一緒に楽しみましょう!
アドバンスドFAB教室 “Rhino for Fabrication” | デジタルファブリケーションの最強ツール”Rhinoceros”を始めよう!
スタッフが講師に立ってFabデータの作り方について学ぶ「FAB教室」の上級者編がスタートです!より高度で本格的なファブリケーションを実現する際に知っておきたいRhinocerosの基本的な使い方と、ファブリケーションできるデータづくりを教室形式で学びましょう。異なるレベルとテーマの3つのクラスをご用意しました。すべてのクラスを受講しても、単発で参加してもOK。
今の自分のレベルに合ったところから学びましょう。
FabCafe Coffee Workshop 〜コーヒーの楽しさを体験するスペシャルティーコーヒー | スペシャルティコーヒーやサードウェーブなど、コーヒーを楽しむキーワードが増えてきましたが、それらって一体どんなコーヒーなんでしょうか?FabCafeのコーヒーワークショップでは、一般的なコーヒーとスペシャルティコーヒーの違いを勉強したり、いろいろなコーヒー器具を使い分けて、1つのコーヒーの楽しみ方をいろいろ探求したりと初心者から楽しめる内容になっています。女性も多いワークショップですので、コーヒーに詳しくなりたい方は是非ご参加ください。
New 3D Snap&Touch start!! | 全身をわずか6秒でスキャン世界に1台の3D スキャナー「bodySCAN 3D」をつかって、自分のフィギュアを3Dプリントできる土曜日限定サービス「3D Snap&Touh」がWebからご予約できるようになりました!毎月15日に翌月分の予約受付を開始します。ぜひご体験ください!

Media information: Nippon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei Journal), GetNavi, GIZMODO Japan, Colocal, HOME’S Kurashi to Issho, etc.

By , February 18th, 2014 | Media | 0 Comments

In a special feature on 3D printers in GetNavi of October 2013, there was a three page introduction of FabCafe’s new service “3D Snap & Touch,” which included content that describes the actual experience. We also had some comments from Toshimasa Kawai, COO of FabCafe LLP.

 

GetNaviで「3D Snap & Touch」が紹介

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18Feb

Come see us at the FabCafe pop-up store, open for a limited time inside Isetan Shinjuku!

By , February 4th, 2014 | Information | 0 Comments

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Hi, this is Ishikawa from PR.
We just opened a FabCafe pop-up store on the second floor of Isetan’s Shinjuku flagship store.

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It will only be open for 3 more days, on August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th…! (Closed on August 1st)
If you’re planning to go to Shinjuku this weekend, be sure to make your way to Isetan Shinjuku and then come to the FabCafe pop-up store on the second floor.

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We even brought the laser cutter into Isetan!

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4Feb

An exhibition is being held of the works from the DxU Workshop ” Modeling expression via lacquer and generative design”!

By , January 17th, 2014 | Information | 0 Comments

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Just as in the past, potter’s wheels would make pottery perfectly round, and jacquard looms revolutionized Nishijin fabrics, crafts are always progressing together with the progress of machine technology. Currently, digital design and laser cutters may greatly increase the potential of lacquer. The results of attempts made by the participants of a materializing workshop will be exhibited at FabCafe Tokyo for two weeks, from July 1st (Mon) to 14th (Sun).

Please view the event page for details of the exhibition.

http://tokyo.fabcafe.com/event/13576

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17Jan

Merry Christmas with the Fab network friends -Fab Christmas Ornament Project Report-

By , January 8th, 2014 | FabChristmas, Staff Report | 0 Comments

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Happy New Year, everyone! :) May 2014 be filled with lots of laughter, love and fab works!!

Since this is the 1st report of the new year, I would like to start by sharing the outcome of our exciting project; Fab Christmas Ornament Project 2013. This was a global project to decorate christmas trees across the world using a laser cutter to make the ornaments.

The 30 creators from all around the world participated in an ornament exchange, creating special Christmas ornaments by exchanging not “things” (atoms) but by exchanging “data” (bytes). This photo features the tree decorated with ornaments made by the FabCafe Tokyo laser cutter from data received via Internet from other creators. The tree was taken down as of December 25th, but it imparted the cafe with a warm Christmas mood for the duration of its time on display.

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8Jan

New form of exchange of Christmas ornament. Introducing the Fab/Creative network!

By , December 11th, 2013 | Information | 0 Comments

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It is two weeks before Christmas! Are you guys ready for your Christmas tree? At FabCafe Tokyo, here is a new Christmas tree which our Fab staff made with CNC. The hight of the tree is ….. (Drum roll please) 2m 40 cm!

Unlike traditional Christmas tree, our Christmas tree looks very simple, but in a good way :)
Great thing is that we are putting ornaments to this tree with the people from Fab network across the world.

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11Dec

360°Book “Merry Christmas” is now on sale as data! Available by the end of December

By , December 9th, 2013 | Information | 0 Comments

Merry Christmas! A palm-sized book that opens up 360 degrees, creating an entirely 3-dimensional storytelling world is now on sale as data

Christmas is approaching. For those who are seeking for a special present for loved ones, here is great news for you :)

Yusuke Oono’s Christmas version 360°Book “Merry Christmas” has finally been released for data sale here!

By purchasing and downloading the data, anyone can create the “360°Book” anywhere, as long as you have accessibility to a laser cutter.

Data download page

*Please note that this is the data to create 360°Book with a laser cutter. We don’t sell the 360°Book itself as a product.

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9Dec

Christmas ornament exchange project with Fab network around the world!

By , December 9th, 2013 | Information | 0 Comments

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Hi everyone! It’s Mariko here and I’m in charge of public relations for FabCafe.

Right now, at FabCafe, we’re rolling out an initiative where we exchange Christmas ornament creations with Fab network (including FabLabs!) and those from creative spaces around the world.

The ornament in the photo above that Fab Girl Sonoka is holding is designed by Republikken creator Nanna Lillelund, who is from a creative co-working space in Copenhagen.

You may be surprised to learn that this ornament exchange doesn’t involve sending the actual ornaments, but is an exchange of the ornament design data. This initiative is all about sending bits (data) not atoms (matter) to creators around the world so they can all decorate their Christmas trees together as part of the Fab Christmas Ornament Project 2013 now being rolled out at FabCafe.

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9Dec

“Make Your Home Accessories” summer meet report – Make a felt ‘let’s light’ ceiling light

By , December 6th, 2013 | Event Report | 0 Comments

Hi there!

FabGirl Miki here, the newest member of FabCafe having joined the team last month!

Today I’d like to tell you about the “Make Your Home Accessories” summer meet workshop – “Make a felt ‘let’s light’ ceiling light”, which was held on August 3rd and 4th.

Due to the popularity of this workshop, in which attendees get to create  wonderful lamp shades bursting with individuality, this was the second time for it to run!

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▲The procedures and methods of construction were first explained by Dobashi-sensei, the lecturer for the event.

You can tell how excited everyone is by the expressions on their faces!

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6Dec

Media appearance information: Nikkei Trendy, Entabe, Excite News, Ameba News

By , December 5th, 2013 | Media | 0 Comments

FabCafe’s workshop MAKE 3D was featured in the November 2013 issue of Nikkei Trendy (on sale October 4th).

『日経TRENDY』でFabCafeの「はじめてのFAB教室」が紹介

 

Plus, the FabCafe Halloween campaign FabCafe Halloween 2013 / FAB Sweets Tricks ! was featured in Entabe as well as other publications.

 

「えん食べ」ほか複数のメディアで、FabCafeのハロウィンイベントが紹介

 

During FabCafe Halloween 2013 / FAB Sweets Tricks !, we are selling limited-edition Halloween sweets such as ghost marshmallow lattes, and we are also going to have a Halloween party on October 31st. Be sure to come!

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What’s more, roomie and Peachy reported on our use of 3D printers to make a product out of ghost marshmallow lattes.

roomie、PeachyでFabCafeのお化けマシュマロラテが紹介

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5Dec

A report on the Urushi x Fab Workshop, a workshop in which accessories are produced with sheets of dry urushi (Japanese lacquer) and a laser cutter.

By , December 5th, 2013 | Staff Report | 0 Comments

Hello, FabGirl Sonoka here.
The recent “Urushi x Fab Workshop” consisted of a set of three programs held over a period of two days each, making a total of six rich and varied workshops. I had a great experience and learned many new things participating as a lecturer at the event. I’m dying to tell you all about it, so please bear with me.

Let’s get to know about urushi and laser cutters!

This unique, worthwhile and first class workshop was conducted with the cooperation of urushi designer Kenji Toki.

For the workshop, sheets of urushi produced by the “kanshitsu (dry lacquer)” process were used. Kanshitsu is a traditional sculpting technique which uses layers of hemp cloth that have been soaked in lacquer and allowed harden. Although I have seen urushi on bowls and the like many times, this was the first time I had ever seen it in this format.

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5Dec

FabCafe is proud to announce the latest delicious additions to its drink menu: straight from San Francisco we have Third Wave coffee, inspired by the movement everyone’s been talking about, and Mighty Leaf Tea!

By , December 5th, 2013 | Information | 0 Comments

Most of you know FabCafe as a creative space that also happens to be a cafe, but don’t be fooled—we take pride in being just as selective and careful about our coffee as any other speciality cafe!
At FabCafe, we use beans from NOZY COFFEE, one of the most-watched young roasters in the Third Wave Coffee movement, in our single-origin espressos.

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5Dec
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