From the beginning when ShopBot Tools first created 100kGarages, until recently, our Fabbers were exclusively ShopBot CNC owners. This gave 100kGarages a chance to test how the 100kGarages system would work in conditions where we were familiar with the fabbing tools and their capabilities. That first phase has given us a lot of experience helping people find Fabbers and get comfortable with getting their projects made with digital fabrication in small shops.
Most importantly, we’ve had the encouraging experience of observing the supportive and constructive interactions and transactions within this collaborative community. It's been so successful that we've decided it's time to "open the garage doors" of 100kGarages to a wide range of types and brands of digital fabrication tools.
Use of 100kGarages requires Fabbers and Designers to:
Use of 100kGarages requires anyone bringing projects for fabrication to:
IMPORTANT: Any user of 100kGarages violating the abovementioned rules will be barred from participation in 100kGarages, and may be subject to legal action. Users of 100kGarages may expand on production relationships initiated using 100kGarages resources or community; the expectation of adherence to these principles applies to any expanded relationship whether or not a specific project originated through 100kGarages.
ASSURANCE: These principles provide makers bringing projects to 100kGarages for fabrication with the assurance that any project will be completed, just the way it is wanted. It is very important to everyone in the 100kGarages community and especially every Fabber, that all the transactions are productive and fair. This includes the understanding that Designers and Fabbers should be reasonably compensated for their work. 100kGarages and the 100kGarages community are committed to resolving any problems or disputes that may occur in transactions or interactions in the system. However, all users of this site should remember that an aspect of this exciting system for getting things made is its composition of individuals with many different ideas and perspectives. There will occasionally be issues and misunderstandings. We can offer no ultimate guarantee, nor does 100kGarages make claims as to the ability of people listed here, or their suitability for the type of work you need to have done. That said, appreciate that this community is dedicated to the success of 100kGarages, and 100kGarages will be vigilant in trying to insure that it works fairly and transparently for everyone.
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