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FABLAB at Fox Valley Technical College

Enter the Future: The FAB LAB

Welcome to the workshop of the future designed to connect people and their ideas to the world! Along the way, you will create, collaborate, learn and build just about anything you can imagine. Your journey starts at Fox Valley Technical College—from there we open your portal to the world and to making your dreams reality.

What is the FAB LAB? The FAB LAB (Fabrication Laboratory) is a unique Innovation Center that provides innovators/inventors the knowledge base to take their idea into a prototype product. FAB LABs give people around the world the ability to locally conceptualize, design, develop, fabricate and evaluate almost anything. Find out more about how the FAB LAB started and why this is a first for FVTC, Wisconsin and the Midwest.

What is the FAB LAB Network? FVTC is part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Global Innovation Network. This collaborative network integrates users around the world with common tools and platforms to facilitate the exchange of ideas and designs. The worldwide network is comprised of educational, research, public sector and business institutions.

Equipment & Resources The FAB LAB combines off-the-shelf, industrial-grade fabrication and electronics tools with open source software to create a product prototype.

FVTC industry experts in engineering and manufacturing will help you make almost anything. They will help you learn how to use laser cutters, CAD programs, milling machines and more—and assist you with idea development and product realization.

We'll also link you to the FAB LAB Referral Network, a team of regional experts who can mentor you through the creative process. Learn more about the FAB LAB’s specific equipment & resources.

How to Use the FAB LAB

If you’re an existing business, a student, a “garage inventor” or a creative soul with a great idea, you can have access to product prototyping. The FAB LAB is open to FVTC students, our partner organizations and it is open to the general public through a variety of packaged options. Learn more: Free Explore the FAB LAB Session Information for Students Information for Businesses Information for Independent Inventors

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