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Ford opens manufacturing archives in Australia - FEN

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"Ford opens manufacturing archives in Australia By FEN on 28 November 2011

 

Ford Motor Company has opened Ford Australia Archives, one of only four historical archive centres in the company worldwide."

 

"The archives continues to acquire and preserve significant company materials, including paper, audio-visual and electronic records - that document the history of the company, its vehicles, subsidiaries, employees, plants and policies.

“The goal of the archives however is not just to collect material. It is to collect, catalogue, store and allow use of that material to help us tell our story,” Graziano said.

“With more than 86 years of history here in Australia, there is a lot to work with. We have materials here spanning as far back as our first days in Australia.”

Graziano said the collection had been made possible because of the dedication of a few employees who were passionate about retaining the history of Ford in Australia."

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Library to get a hackerspace - Boing Boing

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"The Fayetteville Free Library is installing a hackerspace/fablab with 3D printers, CNC routers and other equipment, available free to the public as a community space for making. The project is led by librarian Lauren Smedley..." 

 

"The Fayetteville Free Library where Smedley works is building a Fab Lab — short for fabrication laboratory — that will provide free public access to machines and software for manufacturing and making things."

 

"The potential for 3D printers to revolutionize manufacturing as we know it is huge: imagine being able to design and then manufacture — or “print” — whatever you want. Moreoever, imagine the tools of manufacturing being in the hands of everyone, not just giant factories (and remember, since this is a public library, this is really putting the technology in the hands of everyone, not just those that can afford a membership at a traditional hackerspace)."

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