A Molecule / Fab Lab Alliance:
At Molecule Design
1226 Flagman Way, Santa Fe NM
Opening reception: 5pm to 7pm, Friday November 2, 2018
FabLab work on display through November 30, 2018
Molecule Design and Fab Lab Hub in Santa Fe, NM, are pleased to announce a pop-up show by creators working with local Fab Labs. Opening with a celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. on November 2, 2018, the show highlights digital fabrication using CAD design, 3D Printing, CNC machining and laser cutting and will be up through Nov. 30, 2018.
Molecule’s founder Adriana Siso explains that her vision is to continually push the envelope of creative design and especially to foster innovation by local New Mexicans.
Collaborating with Santa Fe’s artists and designers has been an awesome experience. We’re thrilled to host this project because of Fab Lab Hub’s ties to the Media Lab’s Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT. New technologies like stereolithography 3D Printing, which they have brought to Santa Fe, opens new avenues to expand design options.
“Dream it…Design it…Fabricate It…Change Your World! is one of Fab Labs motos. Sarah Boisvert founder of the Fab Lab Santa Fe chapter is an innovator extraordinaire. We are so proud to be partnering with Sarah in this inspiring event.”
The show will feature furniture by Arjun Bhakta, a Santa Fe native and recent UNM School of Architecture graduate. Arjun is the technical manager for Fab Lab Hub’s two locations: Fab Lab Santa Fe at the Santa Fe Community College and the Archimedes Lab at the Santa Fe Business Incubator. Fab Lab Hub visionary Sarah Boisvert says:
When I saw Arjun’s chair design, I immediately thought, ‘this belongs in Molecule’! Whenever I’m at the shop I feel like I’m at MoMA in New York. And so the Pop-Up idea was born.
Santa Fe jewelry artist, Mayte Cardenas, will be showing sterling silver pieces that combine her traditional Hispanic heritage with a modern design sense. Fab Lab Hub 3D Prints high-resolution molds of Mayte’s 3D designs using their stereolithography 3D Printer that can lay down a layer of material as thin as 1/1000”. Superior Casting in Santa Fe then uses the molds to cast the jewelry in sterling silver.
Fab Lab Hub will include their signature Cube 3D Printed earrings and other direct 3D Printed pieces from the Stratasys Dimension and FormLabs stereolithography 3D Printer. Sarah Boisvert will also be signing copies of her recent book, The New Collar Workforce, which explores new career opportunities brought about through digital tools like additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, robotics, and more.
Refreshments will be served at the opening event and Santa Fe singer/songwriter Lonesome Lee West will be performing. To receive more information about the Fab Lab Pop-up, please go to: fablabhub.org.
*A bit on Sarah: Sarah Boisvert has over 30 years experience in the design, development, and commercialization of high technology products utilizing Digital Fabrication including laser machining and 3D Printing. Her Market Segmentation graduate work at Johns Hopkins University led to her expertise in productization of high tech devices. Ms. Boisvert is a co-founder of the commercial division of Potomac Photonics, Inc. of Lanham MD, which she joined to commercialize RF-discharge Excimer laser technology. Following the sale of the company in 1999, Ms. Boisvert founded Fab Lab Hub, a non-profit that is part of the MIT-based Fab Lab Network in order to foster workforce training in digital fabrication manufacturing skills and conduct R&D on 3D Printed prosthetic hands. She operates two Fab Labs that are co-located with commercial job shops, providing paid internships for students in Digital Badge programs. Fab Lab Hub produces DigiFabCon each year, a Fab Festival dedicated to demonstrating how digital fabrication is impacting the world.
During this time she also consulted for the Fab Foundation, the non-profit that supports more than 1,000 fab labs worldwide. There she developed strategic plans, implemented marketing communication and conducted fundraising. She returned to Potomac part-time as Chief 3D Printing Officer in February 2014.
Ms. Boisvert is a Fellow and Past President of the Laser Institute of America and has served on the Optical Society of America’s Industry Advisory Board as well as the Boards of numerous international technical societies. Resource: Rapid + CTC.
Adriana Siso founded her design store in 2002 in Santa Fe, NM. With a background in Fine Arts, Adriana has been an innovator, bringing to the Santa Fe area, original and unique design products by some of the best contemporary industrial design firms in the world. Molecule operates out of a recycled and renovated shipping container building in Santa Fe, the first of its kind in the city. Sustainability is an important area of interest and ongoing exploration for Molecule, which offers product lines with a focus on conservation and ecological stewardship. The store keeps an active annual schedule featuring the work of local designers, fabricators, and artists, as well as of national and international design firms through multiple events and alliances.