FabLab Sunderland


A FabLab is a technical prototyping spaces for innovation and invention, providing stimulus for local entrepreneurship.

A Fab Lab is also a platform for learning and innovation. It is a place to play, to create, to learn, to mentor, to invent.

At FabLab Sunderland we provide access 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, CNC routers and more. Access to this equipment is free to our students and at a low cost for industry and everyone else.

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Learn. Make. Share.

You can make (almost) anything in a FabLab!

The idea of FabLab was conceived by renowned inventor and scientist Professor Neil Gershenfeld at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His idea was a simple one: to provide the environment, skills, advanced materials and technology to make things cheaply and quickly anywhere in the world, and to make this available on a local basis to entrepreneurs, students, artists, small businesses and in fact, anyone who wants to create something new or bespoke.

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So what will you make?

Make a business?

FabLab Sunderland can help you start or expand your business by offering you a platform for problem-solving and ‘out of the box’ thinking. It can also provide a fantastic place for team-building activities, or if you wish, the option to sponsor a Fab Day for someone else.

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Make your fortune?

Have you had a light bulb moment? Do you have an idea you need to develop into a prototype to take to an investor? The FabLab provides access to the best contemporary technologies, the resources of a worldwide FabLab network, as well as, the University of Sunderland’s own design and manufacturing experts.

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Make your day?

We will offer inductions, open days, workshops, hack days, family days and training days. All you need to bring is an open mind and we will show you that being in a fabrication laboratory is great fun!

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Be part of the

Fablab Movement

 

You’re all welcome, innovator, thinker, designer, or weekend warrior.

Walk in with an idea in your head, walk out with an idea in your hand.

In a FabLab everyone has the power to turn their ideas and concepts into a reality.