How can you

Use It?

An inspiring space in which to explore digital fabrication techniques and enjoy a modern maker culture

A FabLab is a place brimming with opportunities for learning and innovation, bringing individuals, communities and businesses together. It can be used for education, technological empowerment, skills and technical training, team building, individual projects, problem solving, grass roots research, high tech business incubation and to help turbocharge prototypes to market.

So whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned engineer, if you are interested in making things, let FabLab make your day. Think of it as your own personal factory in the heart of the city, a place where you can make (almost) anything.

The FabLab is open to you in various ways

Pay&Play

This is ideal for you if you have an idea in mind, or feel inspired to make something, and specifically want to work on your own project. You will be able to rent the machines by the hour and only pay for the time and materials you use. Our team will be on hand to advise as and when needed.

Workshops

We will be holding many workshops in the FabLab which are designed to introduce you to the machinery and a variety of digital fabrication skills. There will be different difficulties of workshops so you can progress your maker skills as you go along. For beginner workshops, no previous experience will be required. All workshops must be booked online and the price will include your machine time as well as reasonable materials, so there will be nothing more to pay on the day.

Find out more about FabLab workshops here.

Group activities

The FabLab can be booked for various events, such as team-building activities, conferences, product launches or children’s parties. All events will be tailored to your needs to create a truly bespoke experience.

To discuss a bespoke activity email hello@fablabsunderland.org

Education

At the Fablab we are more than happy to welcome school and community groups of all ages and abilties. The Lab can directly enhance the curriculum with STEAM activities, and can be a great way to link digital technologies with science, technology, engineering and mathematics, amongst others.

To discuss a school or community group visit email hello@fablabsunderland.org

Commission Us

Lastly, if you don’t have time to make it yourself, the FabLab team is available to commission. They can work on anything from prototypes to bespoke signs, including gifts and one-off items.

To discuss a commission email hello@fablabsunderland.org

To find out about all the activities in the lab, please check News & Events

Did you know?

PLA is made from cornstarch, making it bio-degradable and environmentally friendly!