A Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) is a small scale workshop that functions as a research center where prototype designs are printed for further assessment before giving the go ahead to produce it in large quantities. Fab labs tend to require a collection of different (expensive) machines. The machines they have at their disposal allow them to make almost anything. This includes technology-enabled products generally perceived as limited to mass production.
A fablab is a portable machine shop / manufacturing facility under development at the MIT Media Lab. A small number of fablabs have been deployed around the world.
Fab labs around the world[edit | edit source]
A list of fab labs per country can be found at fablabs.io
See also[edit | edit source]
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- Wikipedia:Fab lab
- p2pfoundation:Fab Labs
- Fab Lab at the Center for Bits and Atoms
- Fabrication Lab's Webpage
References[edit | edit source]
- Gershenfeld, Neil A.,W Fab: the coming revolution on your desktop—from personal computers to personal fabrication, Basic Books, New York, 2005, ISBN 0-465-02745-8