FAB LABS: ESTÍMULO À INOVAÇÃO, USANDO A FABRICAÇÃO DIGITAL
The analyzis of several collaborative manufacture spaces – Maker Spaces – like Fab Labs, Hackerspaces, and Techshops, and its social and economic impact in the environments where they are inserted will be fulfilled. The advantages of these spaces in the insertion of individuals in the world of technique, without discrimination of gender, qualifications, training, race or religion will also be analyzed. The insertion of women in these spaces, and the training of adults and youngsters who did not follow studies at the university will be highlighted. The goal of this work is to study the creation of collaborative spaces for innovation in the exploration of the creative capacities of their communities, focused on spaces of digital manufacturing like Fab Labs. The results leading to innovation created in these spaces, as well as its various stakeholders will be described. Collaborative learning and building a community enhance the sharing of experience and knowledge that leverage the creation of new inventions with innovation potential. The utilization of digital manufacturing technologies, available in these spaces, together with the knowledge available and shared in the network where they belong, make possible to quickly verify the acceptance of the solutions conceived and measure the public interest as well as its critiques and suggestions of improvement. Some examples of advantages and solutions promoted by these spaces will be presented. In only one year, Ford Motors improved patent submissions in 50%.
PaperID: p 3499-3514
Author's Name: Sérgio Maravilhas and Joberto Martins
Volume: Volume 6
Issues: Volume 6
Keywords: Digital Fabrication, Innovation, Knowledge, Technology.