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flatfab - Fabrication Design Software

flatfab is software that helps you design and fabricate 3D objects. We imagine in 3D but ideate and draw in 2D. flatfab seamlessly does both. ...awaken the dormant designer in you!



flatfab marries digital modeling and traditional craftsmanship. 3D printing in new-age materials is great for small complex objects, but prohibitive in time and money for anything bigger than your fist. flatfab enables designers and hobbyists to use their own skills working with common tools and materials, anything that is reasonably flat and can be cut: paper, plastic, wood, steel, even stone.

The flatfab way

  • Create your design fluidly, using connected planar parts
  • Print your design as 2D curves, ready to cut
  • Cut your design, with a digital cutter or by hand
  • Pack it flat, if you need to transport it
  • Assemble the parts together, there are no tools required!

Our Team

  • James McCrae

    flatfab is the culmination of James' PhD work combining art, perception and technology, resulting in research papers at premier venues like SIGGRAPH and UIST. James can crank out code at an alarming rate, so get your feature requests in fast and furious.

  • Karan Singh

    Karan is a professor of interactive computer graphics at the University of Toronto, with a long time involvement in both research and commercial modeling software including Maya, Paraform, ILoveSketch and meshmixer.

  • Chris De Paoli

    A man with an equally formed left and right brain, Chris is the creative soul of flatfab. Chris can create polygons with panache in his sleep, so get your design requests in pronto.