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What is FABWorks?

In an effort to expand experiential learning opportunities at UCI, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and The California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technologies have established FABWorks, a new facility that reinvents the way people create and innovate. It is one of the nations first “Make Labs” on a University Campus. FABWorks, located in the Calit2 building offers a space where students, faculty and the community can design and fabricate 'almost' anything. Users have access to a host of machines and services: personal digital fabrication systems, entrepreneurship services, IP development, business plan development, market analysis, and even global manufacturing services. Among FABWorks prosumer grade (above consumer grade) equipment are 3D printers and scanners, networked computer controlled milling machines, laser cutters, electronics development and diagnostics equipment, industrial sewing machines and more. The FABWorks space offers expanded opportunities for those interested in hands-on advanced manufacturing experience, and creates a hub where creativity can propel next-generation technologies.