The Machine that make project at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms seeks to develop low-cost machines that can be made using digital fabrication equipment, like the ones that are available in fab labs.
A Wire-EDM that fits on your desktop.
Reconfigurable modular robot with interchangeable end-effectors.
Milling machine for round stock.
More modular machines out of prototyping materials for prototyping
Reconfigurable one-axis stages for multi-purpose motion.
A deployable medium-format CNC router.
An entry level (under $500) EDM machine for making carbide/HSS tooling and/or lead screws
Low cost 5 axis machining.
A suitcase milling machine, 3d printer, and vinyl cutter.
The additive lathe is a 3D printer that prints on rotation objects.
Modular control for the MTM project.
A design without lead screws, reducing cost.