FOSMC-Motorcycle-prototype

Fictiv, a distributed manufacturing company with a network of vendors, teamed up with Amazon and their innovative new IoT platform to create this, the Fictiv Open Source Motorcycle (FOSMC). The concept bike is built with 57 open source, modular part designs that can be built with standard prototyping technologies like 3D printing, CNC machining and laser cutting, so you can finally build your own motorcycle in a weekend. The prototype FOSMC was conceived, designed and built using the Fictiv network and those same rapid prototyping technologies in around 12 weeks, and the thing looks and sounds absolutely awesome. Building your own, whether you choose to do it in a weekend or not, is going to require getting in touch with a few local vendors if you don’t have your machinery. But some of the parts like the sheet metal and the steel tubes can formed or bent in the garage with hand tools once you have the rough prototypes. No word yet on pricing or availability, but even if the concept never goes mass market it’s a great indication of where manufacturing is heading in the future.

STEALTH-WORKBENCH-BOXES-IF2

[Shop]  Just like the stash boxes that lined your father’s workbench back in the day, these metal vessels are ideal for all sorts of loose necessities. The two cases—the smaller one is nestled inside the larger one—are both made of durable stamped steel and offer simple, attractive storage for EDC gear, loose nuts and bolts, or anything you’d normally toss in your kitchen junk drawer. Each set is made in Italy and comes in a stealth color exclusive to Cool Material. For all the valuable knickknacks strewn around the house or tossed haphazardly on your workbench, these boxes are ready to placate your inner organizational fiend.