The Concrete Blocks at This Bakery Are Made From Empty Sacks of Flour

From afar, the walls at this Gowanus restaurant look like they're made from grey fabric—but they're actually made from concrete bricks poured into empty bags of flour from the resident bakery. Concrete masonry unit? More like cookie masonry unit! Sorry. » 1/30/14 3:20pm 1/30/14 3:20pm

What Happens When F1 Car Designers Build Architectural Models

Gizmodo EIC Geoff Manaugh and U.K. architects Smout Allen tapped an unlikely source to help create their new exhibition in London: Williams F1. But, in this case, the engineers at Williams weren't building the advanced race cars they're well-known for—they were 3D-printing the parts for an intricate model of an… » 11/20/13 3:30pm 11/20/13 3:30pm

The Next Industrial Revolution Starts in this 20-foot Shipping…

» 9/13/12 3:40pm 9/13/12 3:40pm

The guys at Re-Char, a small startup that makes carbon-negative products, were faced with a problem. They wanted to ship products to Kenya, but the options available were wasteful, costly, and not nearly as efficient as simply manufacturing near to the customers. To do it, in a place with little industry or… » 9/13/12 3:40pm 9/13/12 3:40pm

Can 3D Printers Make Libraries Useful Again?

As the printed word gives way to digital distribution, libraries must change in both form and function in order to remain relevant in the Internet age. One New York book repository has taken the lead in this effort by installing the country's first "maker's space" within a public library. » 11/10/11 12:40am 11/10/11 12:40am

Rusty Old Tanks Become Red-Hot Fire Extiguisher Speakers

It wasn't a mod we would have ever imagined, but what's seen cannot be unseen. These gorgeous fire extinguisher speakers were painstakingly fabricated through lots of patient cutting and welding. The result is a seamless, industrial metal design that you can't pick up at Walmart, or even your local speaker boutique.… » 10/30/08 9:00am 10/30/08 9:00am

FLOW 6-Axis Water Jet Cutting System Runs Off a Robot Arm

Given the recent rumors about a "revolutionary" new manufacturing process » 10/09/08 5:40pm 10/09/08 5:40pm from Apple involving water jet-cut aluminum for , it seemed appropriate to discuss a new product coming out of the 2008 Fabtech International & AWS Welding show. The FLOW is a 6-axis system that perform full 3D water cutting without a bulky gantry…