DURHAM, NC - 100kGarages.com says it has opened its virtual "garage doors" to a wider community of makers, fabricators and designers. According to the company, the free site provides resources for digital design and web tools for finding help. 

Launched in 2008 by ShopBot Tools and Ponoko, 100kGarages has been expanded to include fabricators using all brands of CNC routers, laser cutters, and 3D printers. The site also now includes an Inspiration Galley and enables designers to showcase their projects and services.

 

"We want to make it possible for creative people at any level of understanding of digital design or fabrication to take advantage of this great new technology for getting stuff made ... small or large, items of a wide range of materials and styles, just one item or a short production run," ShopBot founder Ted Hall said in a statement. "If your idea is only at the 'napkin drawing' stage, you can use the site to learn about design software or find a designer to get your plans drawn up and ready for fabbing. It's a wide open community that helps make making happen."

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