What is a FabLab?
FabLabs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access to tools for digital fabrication
What’s in a FabLab?
FabLabs share an evolving inventory of core capabilities to make (almost) anything, allowing people and projects to be shared
What does the FabLab network provide?
Operational, educational, technical, financial, and logistical assistance beyond what’s available within one lab
Who can use a FabLab?
FabLabs are available as a community resource, offering open access for individuals as well as scheduled access for programs
What are your responsibilities?
safety: not hurting people or machines;
operations: assisting with cleaning, maintaining, and improving the lab;
knowledge: contributing to documentation and instruction
Who owns FabLab inventions?
Designs and processes developed in FabLabs can be protected and sold however an inventor chooses, but should remain available for individuals to use and learn from
How can businesses use a FabLab?
Commercial activities can be prototyped and incubated in a FabLab, but they must not conflict with other uses, they should grow beyond rather than within the lab, and they are expected to benefit the inventors, labs, and networks that contribute to their success