Fab labs share core capabilities,
so that people and projects can be shared across them.

 

This currently includes:

  • A computer-controlled lasercutter, for press-fit assembly of 3D structures from 2D parts
  • A larger (4'x8') numerically-controlled milling machine, for making furniture- (and house-) sized parts (yet to be acquired)
  • A signcutter, to produce printing masks, flexible circuits, and antennas
  • A precision (micron resolution) milling machine to make three-dimensional molds and surface-mount circuit boards
  • Programming tools for low-cost high-speed embedded processors

These work with components and materials optimized for use in the field, and are controlled with custom software for integrated design, manufacturing, and project management. This inventory is continuously evolving, towards the goal of a fab lab being able to make a fab lab.

 

 

CNC Milling

  • Roland monoFab SRM-20
  • 203x152x60mm work area
  • 0.001mm/step resolution
  • Materials: modeling wax, chemical wood, foam, acrylic, ABS, PC board

 

Laser Cutter

  • G-Weike Laser Cutter
  • 110W CO2 Laser
  • 1300x900mm work area
  • Materials: wood, plastic, fabric, leather, paper, rubber (non metallic materials)

3D Printer

  • MakerBot Replicator 2
  • 285x153x155mm build volume
  • 100 Microns resolution
  • Material: Makerbot PLA filament

Electronics Workbench

  • Solder station
  • Digital Oscilloscope
  • Bench power supply
  • Passive electronic components

Garment Workbench

  • Overlocker
  • Sewing machine
  • Industrial sewing machine

Heatpress

  • Teflon plates
  • Adjustable pressure
  • High tempature