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Design for CNC by Anne Filson, Anna Kaziunas France, Gary Rohrbacher

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Chapter 1. A Modern Way of Making

Until recently, manufacturing was the exclusive realm of remote, centralized factories with specialized machinery, the mass production of identical parts, and labor-saving optimizations. Digital fabrication now affords mass customization, local just-in-time manufacturing, and quality, digital craftsmanship. Designing for CNC presents an opportunity to not only join the third industrial revolution but to also advance this modern way of making.

The Geography of Distributed Making

The affordable furniture we buy at local big box retailers has been through a long, redundant, energy-intensive global journey. It starts as raw materials that are extracted in diverse, often remote locations, and then is transported ...

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