About

WOOF is a collaborative collection of the University of Washington’s finest maker students across all disciplines who are dedicated to the advancement of 3D Printing technology.

 

Mission

 

To build awareness of and to continue the advancement of 3D Printing technology for the creative, economic, and social benefit of all.

 

Description

 

Imagine a world where you can materialize an idea into a tangible product. Imagine a technology where you can easily and accessibly manufacture your ideas and share your creation with the world. Enter 3D printing: an additive process where micro-thin layers of a given raw material (plastic, metal, etc.) are accumulated to build a finished product. Everything from industrial machines to custom shoes to prosthetic limbs can potentially be materialized with 3D printing technology. And ultimately, manufacturing can be decentralized and closer to the end-users to more efficiently create products that benefit those who use them. This means faster prototyping, unbounded innovation, reduced carbon footprint, and a world where people have greater accessibility to the products they need.

 

To follow their activities, please check them out on Facebook and their blog.

https://www.facebook.com/UWFabbers

18 Comments on Introducing WOOF (Washington Open Object Fabricators)

  1. Zack says:

    Awesome, Someone has picked up Big Red again!

  2. Prudence says:

    Loved all you enthusiasm at the Seafair milk carton races at Green Lake and loved that they allowed you to sail it as an exhibit.
    Prue

  3. ganter says:

    Thank you for your support. The WOOF pack is quite an amazing group of people. They made it happen in about 10 weeks. CRAZY!

  4. Fiona Turnbull says:

    congratulations on your big win!
    http://www.3d4dchallenge.org/w.....challenge/

  5. [...] something like bananas it is really adequate,” Matthew Rogge, an engineering tyro during a University of Washington, told NBC [...]

  6. [...] tres estudiantes participantes, Bethany Weeks, Matt Rogge y Brandon Bowman, son miembros del grupo Washington Open Object Fabricators (WOOF)  y han ganado 100.000 dólares, con los que pretenden crear una empresa social que [...]

  7. amie mcneel says:

    great job! really inspiring!

  8. [...] students just may be infallible.  Bethany Weeks, Matthew Rogge, and Brandon Bowman (all members of WOOF, their school’s 3D printing club) designed a system that will use 3D printing to turn plastic [...]

  9. [...] UW students are all members of the Washington Open Object Fabricators, or WOOF, a 3-D printing student club formed in the last year that has already grown to about 50 [...]

  10. [...] (Washington Open Object Fabricators) won the 3D4D Challenge back in October for their design that will take waste plastic out of [...]

  11. [...] 3d prints of yoga poses while my 12 year old daughter built her own printer with the help of Washington Open Object Fabricators (WOOF) Club. But our neighbor Tom Cushwa has become something of a 3D printing star. One of his 3D models was [...]

  12. [...] the engineering students of WOOF at Seattle Mini Maker Faire!  The Washington Open Object Fabricators (WOOF) is a collaborative and cross-disciplinary group of the University of Washington’s finest [...]

  13. [...] Take, for instance, an entry by the University of Washington’s Engineering Department and the Washington Open Object Fabricators (WOOF) in this year’s Green Lake Milk Carton Derby held near Seattle (as reported in the November [...]

  14. [...] 3d prints of yoga poses while my 12 year old daughter built her own printer with the help of Washington Open Object Fabricators (WOOF) Club. But our neighbor Tom Cushwa has become something of a 3D printing star. One of his 3D models was [...]

  15. [...] UW students are all members of theWashington Open Object Fabricators, or WOOF, a 3-D printing student club formed in the last year that has already grown to about 50 [...]

  16. Anonymous says:

    Am eighth grader who wants to build a 3d printer. I have not much money. Have any suggestion for affordable starter kits?

  17. ganter says:

    There are several sub-$500 bots. QU-BD just KS’d a $200 bot. THE most important thing to
    remember, you need to find a local makerspace support group. Building a bot is not too
    difficult BUT getting it to run can be tricky. Good luck and let us know what you find.

  18. […] new UW student club Washington Open Object Fabricators (or WOOF) built the boat as its inaugural project. The club’s blog describes the […]

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