Mar.28, 2014

The first FabCafé in Barcelona opened on Thursday, allowing customers to print out their design on a 3D printer, while enjoying a coffee.

Customers can bring a USB stick containing their 3D designs to the cafe and give it to a FabCafe employee, who can help them with their queries and assist them in using the in-store 3D printers and other machines.

Cecilia Tham, FabCafe director and founder, says, "The idea is to start associating these digital fabrication tools - laser cutter, 3D printers, these types of tools with an everyday environment, such as a coffee shop."

FabCafe is part Coffee Shop, part Digital Fabrication Lab. This is the only place in Barcelona (or the whole entire Iberian Peninsula) where you can laser-cut or 3D print, while you sip your Latte.

With a FabCafe in Tokyo and another one in Taipei, Barcelona is the third city in the FabCafe network to offer this hybrid service of hospitality and technology.

Posted in 3D Printing Services

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Joan Casal wrote at 3/30/2014 2:24:59 PM:

Where did you get these pictures from?? I was at the party and the printers they have are UP! Plus2 (as in the video). There was no RepRap. But all your pics show a RepRap Strange

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