Digital Fabrication

The Incite Focus Fabrication Academy focuses on the relationship of design and digital fabrication. Using a small configuration of machines, we explore the future of flexible manufacturing.


Permaculture engages us in a holistic approach to landscape design and human culture while incorporating design principles, biology and sustainability with traditional gardening and agriculture.

Appropriate Technology

An application of appropriate discipline in manufacturing, agriculture and business to maximize results while minimizing consumption and risk.

Experiential Education

Experiential Learning sessions incorporate “soft skills” development to increase participant’s ability to interact within group settings, problem solve, communicate and value individuals.

About us


Incite Focus is a world-recognized, state-of-the-art production and training lab focused on the relationships between digital fabrication, permaculture, experiential learning, and appropriate technology. It is a key fabrication lab to combine these four areas of interest, which provides a holistic approach to sustainable community building. Incite Focus serves a community of thinkers and doers from students as young as 14 years of age, to young adults, to the neighborhood community group. It is a collaborative learning space where concepts and ideas are realized through technologies that give its users the capacity to create personal, household, community, commercial and industrial products using best-practices.

Current project works include:
  • Program management for a 640-Acre highly reliant community in South Carolina based around a center for community production and structured to allow 40 families to support themselves in high quality lifestyles. Program is in design stage, land is secured and initial participants are training in Detroit.
  • Partner in implementation of a network of community production sites in South Africa incorporating Digital Fabrication, Permaculture and business incubation. Targeted to achieve community based SME development promoting wealth creation within the townships and the growth of human resourcefulness in the residents.

Our mission

Create new options for people who are looking to live within limits but not poorly, and who want to have time for high quality of life experiences

“Foster the development of impressive, splendid, admirable human beings”

“Work and spend less, create and connect more”

  • ecological benefits – emit and degrade less
  • human benefits – enjoy and thrive more
Build competence in the means of production within both the engineered and natural environments. Receive training, experience and certification in global best practices plus a contextual understanding of effective application in today’s environment.

Latest Posts


Partnership with Automation Alley and MAT2

Incite Focus & BKB Academy are proud to join as an Educational Partner with the Automation Alley PLM initiative.


The Henry Ford Magazine - Innovation Nation: Create Anything, Anywhere

An article by Blair Evans on the relevance of Community Production.


Green City Diaries: Fab Lab and the language of nature

An article discussing our involvement with Permaculture.


How to Make Almost Anything - The Digital Fabrication Revolution

An excellent article on the meaning of Digital Fabrication. We are mentioned under "PLANNING INNOVATION" (that is not why the article is excellent...).


IKT program video.

A participant's video of one of our International Knowledge Exchange trips. This one was to Ethiopia in 2013.

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