DDI Press Release - For Immediate Release - March 2011
Direct Dimensions’ President Michael Raphael is Named Advisor to Fab Lab

We are excited to announce that Direct Dimensions’ President Michael Raphael is on the board of advisors for the Fab Lab at Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC).

Based on an MIT-inspired educational outreach initiative in manufacturing, the CCBC Fab Lab offers entrepreneurs and artists the tools and setting to produce prototypes. The Fab Lab had its grand opening in January of 2011, featuring a ribbon cutting ceremony, keynote speech by Mr. Raphael and an open house.

A joint effort of the School of Applied and Information Technology and the TIME Center (a National Science Foundation-funded advanced technology education center), the Fab Lab is an exciting mix of high-tech design workstations and high-end fabrication equipment. Several cameras connect it to an international network of Fab Labs, where CCBC can see and be seen. “This link to other labs around the world can offer entrepreneurs, artists, designers, etc. valuable time- and cost-saving design and production information," says Doug Kendzierski, CCBC Applied Technology department chairman. "It also can support collaborative staff development opportunities as we see how other labs work.” For additional information about the CCBC Fab Lab, call Bill Werneke at 443-840-4401.

CCBC Fab Lab Ribbon Cutting from Elite Video Solutions on Vimeo.