Don’t let the name confuse you, you won’t be getting a lovely crusty French stick here, unless you’re after a French stick made of polyamide, but we’re not sure how that would taste.
theBAKERY is a makers workshop recently opened in the creative district Mar Mikhayel, Beirut. Housed inside the formerly abandoned community bakery (obviously) theBakery is Rapid Manufactory, the first 3D printing outlet in the Middle East.
Parisian architect, Guillaume Crédoz’s shop is the first to offer 3D scanning, design rapid manufacturing and prototyping directly on the street in Beirut. “Forget China if you can do it here.” He excitedly exclaimed to the Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star.
With his selection of 3D printing machines and four different types of material, including a home blend Concrete & Polyamide, Crédoz has already printed everything from water-pump’s for cars to a patent-pending pasta portion measurer.
Although he is the first on the Lebanese streets he certainly doesn’t expect to be the last “It won’t be like this for long. Others will come soon. Maybe Doculand (a Lebanese 2d print and copy service) will start 3-D printing.”
What with theBakery and Solidoodle’s branch out to the former USSR it seems there’s not many corners of the world untouched by 3D printing. Expect an Inuit 3D workspace very soon…