The Digital Fabrication Alliance runs its operations through dues paid by its membership. As an expansive medium, digital fabrication runs the gamut from the Arts to the Sciences. Understanding that, the DFA seeks to enable a thriving and broad-based network of people who work with, develop, and drive the tools and methods used in digital fabrication. Given the complexity and overall breadth of the digital fabrication community, the DFA is structured to best address the different interests of that community by allocating its leadership ( see Board ) and delineating its membership along three complementary lines.
The DFA is currently an Unincorporated Association based in San Francisco, California and Houston, Texas. The process leading to a 501 c3 corporation is underway, and the target is for full Federal standing in 2012. Although based in the US, the Digital Fabrication Alliance is an international organization established to facilitate global networking among people within the community.