Moscow?s MISiS and MIT jointly push their Machines That Make Machines

Moscow?s MISiS and MIT jointly push their Machines That Make MachinesMoscow-based MISiS, a leading Russian university of technology, and MIT are pushing their joint project called ?Machines That Make Machines? aimed at replacing costly commercial equipment with self-made one

Moscow-based MISiS, a leading Russian university of technology, and MIT have completed the first stage of their joint project called ?Machines That Make Machines,? Rusnanonet.ru reported. The project is aimed at gradually replacing costly commercial equipment with self-made one resulting from what is called ?self-replication.? At MISiS? FabLab, four software-powered desktop milling machines have been built, using an entirely new set of technologies. FabLab (which stands for ?fabrication laboratory?) is what some refer to as a ?lab of having a dream come true.? It?s a place where a student, engineer or anybody else could implement his or her technology idea, taking little time and spending little money. The Russian FabLab network might become one of the world?s largest; plans are to set up more than 100 such labs. Borrowed from the original MIT brainchild, Russia?s adapted FabLab concept first materialized at MISiS last year...