Digital Design & Fabrication Services


Digital tools and 3D printing technology get more powerful every day. OpenFab PDX can help you use these tools to turn your ideas into real physical objects.

OpenFab PDX is a mechanical design firm specializing in design for 3D printing, and home of the 3D printed F-F-Fiddle. We provide design and prototyping services, support you in running your own 3D printers, and show you how digital fabrication can further your craft. OpenFab can help you make things real – whether you just need one, or want to make thousands.

Our Services Include:

  • Design for 3D Printing
  • Product Design / Prototyping
  • 3D CAD Design Services
  • Strategic Consulting
  • Training & T.A.
  • On-site 3D Printing


Digital Design


Digital Fabrication


Open Source Hardware

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About 3D Printing

Square Logo3d printing, also called additive manufacturing, is distinct from other manufacturing processes. During an additive process, material is deposited layer-by-layer. There are a variety of processes, but the current low-cost machines typically work like glorified robotic glue-guns, laying down paths of melted plastic one layer at a time. Digital manufacturing is any computer controlled manufacturing technique that enables the production of digital models made with CAD software. Digital manufacturing methods include both additive and subtractive (where material is removed) processes.

About Open Source Hardware

oshw_logo1As defined by the Open Source Hardware Association:

Open source hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make, and sell the design or hardware based on that design. The hardware’s source, the design from which it is made, is available in the preferred format for making modifications to it. Ideally, open source hardware uses readily-available components and materials, standard processes, open infrastructure, unrestricted content, and open-source design tools to maximize the ability of individuals to make and use hardware. Open source hardware gives people the freedom to control their technology while sharing knowledge and encouraging commerce through the open exchange of designs.

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