In the News

  • Incremental Change opens at MIT

    “Incremental Change” opens at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture+Planning Keller Gallery. The installation and upcoming publication is a status report on the increasing global reach of AtFAB’s distributed manufacturing model.

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    Autodesk University 2012

    Delighted to present AtFAB for “Everyone’s a Designer” on the Innovation Stage at Autodesk University.

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    AtFAB in The Economist

    Journalist Sally Davies features AtFAB in “Mass Bespoke” for The Economist. On the magazine’s Schumpeter blog on business and management, she elaborates the innovations, potentials, and challenges of AtFAB’s distributed manufacturing, open source, and emerging business model for design.

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    Buying Furniture on iTunes

    Pleased to be cited by Gerald Davis as an example of locavore manufacturing, in “Buying Furniture on iTunes: Creative Destruction in a World of ‘Locavore’ Production.”

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    AtFAB on Coolhunting

    Writer and founder, Josh Rubin features AtFAB on, a publication devoted to innovative design, technology, and culture.

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    AtFAB at the 2012 World Maker Faire

    Filson and Rohrbacher were pleased to exhibit AtFAB and present a talk on our work, and were extremely honored by a feature on the Make: Blog and to receive a 2012 Educator’s Choice Award from Make Magazine.

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    AtFAB featured on NPR

    NPR journalist Jon Kalish presents “New Projects Help 3-D Printing Materialize” on All Tech Considered. AtFAB alongside Sketch Chair,, are bringing digital manufacturing closer to the consumer.

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    “Post-Cold War Entropy” in Volume

    Filson and Rorhbacher publish their article on the central past, peripheral present, and potential future of the Department of Energy’s uranium enrichment facility in Paducah, KY. The article is featured in the Centers Adrift issue of Volume, a monthly journal published in The Netherlands.

  • AtFAB on CBC Radio

    AtFAB is mentioned on Spark with Nora Young, CBC Radio’s weekly technology show. The feature discusses developments at the intersection of digital fabrication and DIY.

  • Bay Area Maker Faire 2012

    AtFAB had a successful Maker Faire in San Mateo alongside ShopBot and, who helped us prototype some new furniture pieces. See our photos of the AtFAB exhibit here.

  • Atomic Cities Exhibitions

    Our Atomic Cities Research Group exhibited their work in Paducah and Lexington to citizens, government officials and policymakers. The group was featured on WPSD evening news.

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    AtFAB featured on Grist

    Tech writer Christopher Mims features AtFAB “DIY printable furniture ships as information, not parts.”

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    2012 International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

    Our strategic vision for the US Department of Energy’s Gasseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, KY was included in the 2012 International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam on exhibit at Netherlands Architecture Institute. Read more about the project, and visit our blog to see the research and model fabrication process.

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    AtFAB in Discovery News

    Discovery News features AtFAB in “DIY Furniture Delivered in Bytes Not Boxes.”

  • Couched Constructions

    Filson and Rohrbacher Open Source installation, Networked Constructions, opens in the Couched Constructions Exhibition March 1, 2012 at the Herron Gallery in Indianapolis.