The Archimedes Fab Lab, a part of the international Fab Lab Network based at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms in Cambridge, Massachusetts, provides a place for SFBI members to prototype new ideas.
Founded by Kim Constantikes, founder of SFBI member company Archimedes Scientific, the Archimedes Fab Lab’s mission is to foster innovation for the member companies in the incubator. Member companies have free, unlimited access to the Archimedes Fab Lab which is equipped with digital fabrication tools such as 3D Printers, CNC machines, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, and milling machines, all tied together with CAD software donated by Autodesk and Solidworks.
A veteran of the US Navy, the late Kim Constantikes was a graduate of the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Physics. He earned a Master of Science Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and continued his graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University in applied mathematics and at the University of Montana in probability and statistics. His career as an electro-optics engineer included work in the design and development of guidance systems, in modeling and simulation of imaging sensors and in fiber optics. Prior to the establishment of his private research and design firm, Archimedes Scientific, which was a member of the Santa Fe Business Incubator, Kim was employed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the Naval Research Laboratory, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, BAE Systems and Elbit Systems of America. His research was widely published in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and his work is represented in two US patents. Kim was an avid sportsman who enjoyed sailing, windsurfing, and downhill skiing, as well as racing motorcycles and Formula One Cars.