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Fabrication Workshop

About Us

The Melbourne School of Design Fabrication Workshop (Fabworks) is a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary space for making with technology that aims to create a hands-on and inspiring environment encouraging experimentation with technology, materials and processes of making.

For further information about the facilities and equipment provided please click the links to the right.

The facilities provided at Fabworks are primarily for Melbourne School of Design and Bachelor of Environment students, academics and researchers. Services are also provided for other University of Melbourne faculty members, alumni and industry partners.



16 Oct 2015
FabLab will be processing jobs on 17 & 18 Oct (this weekend) and 31 Oct & 01 Nov (weekend after NTP). Job collections will be available from 2 - 5pm on these days!

24 Sep 2015
Do you have any suggestions on how the FabLab and Printroom can be improved? Want to have a say on how we can develop for next semester? Please take a few minutes to complete our
FABLAB Survey and/or

04 Sep 2015
#SharksDen is a 3D printing innovation challenge which combines modelling and design skills with entrepreneurial rigour. Teams will be taught the tools to build, design and 3D print their inventions before pitching their idea to a panel of sharks at the 3D Printing Showcase (Oct 10) at Wilson Hall. The winning team will receive a prize valued at $1000. Please promote to students, researchers, colleagues, friends. More information and registration

03 Aug 2015
Fabworks is growing! We just got 11 new staff!

27 Jul 2015
Fabworks is now selling Rhino 5.0 for Windows licenses! Please visit Office G22 in the Fabrication Workshop and look for either Jas Johnston or Linus Tan to purchase a copy.

22 Jul 2015
Check out our introductory sessions planned for semester 02 and join us to learn more about our Fabrication Workshop activities!

20 Jul 2015
Applications for the Fabrication Workshop Technical Staff are now closed. Thanks to all who have applied and we will get in touch with you shortly!

20 Jun 2015
The Fabrication Workshop is Hiring! Click here to find out more.


00 - MSD Building

01 - Fabrication Workshop

You need to complete these inductions online to have your swipe access granted to the MSD Building and the Fabrication Workshop. Please allow up to 48 hours for your card access to be approved.

02 - Machine Safety

Level 02 Machine Safety induction will grant you access to hand tools in the Workshop Studio (G23) and the Machine Workshop (G24).

03 - Machine Certification

Level 03 Machine Certification induction will grant you access to use the hand power tools and woodworking machine in the Machine Workshop (G24).

For more information,
please contact


The Digital Fabrication Introductory Sessions will introduce the file preparation procedure for using various digital fabrication machines at the FabLab. It will cover tips on creating and submitting successful files for Cutting / 3D Printing / CNC Milling. Sign-up is not required.

For more information, please contact Linus Tan at

The Machine Workshop Introductory Session will introduce (and demonstrate) tools and machine in the Workshop Studio (G23) and Machine Workshop (G24). It is essential to attend this sessions in order to gain access to the tools. Sign up sheets are available in the Fabrication Workshop.

Every Monday
Session 01: 1pm - 2.30pm
Session 02: 3pm - 4.30pm
G23 Workshop Studio

For more information, please contact Ross Berryman at


The Digital Fabrication Support Sessions are for staff and students having difficulties and issues with digital fabrication methods, particularly 3D Printing and CNC Milling. You must bring along your laptop, digital file and have the required software running on your laptop.

12pm - 2pm
Monday - Friday
G12 Model Making Space

Digital Fabrication Coordinator

You will need to complete
01 - Fabrication Workshop Induction prior to attending the Digital Fabrication Support Sessions.

The Machine Workshop will be open every afternoon for staff and students to use any machinery and equipment in the Workshop Studio (G23) and the Machine Workshop (G24). Training and certification must be completed before access to equipment is granted. The training will be conducted during the Machine Workshop Introductory Sessions.

1pm - 4.30pm
Monday - Friday
G23 Workshop Studio

Fabrication Workshop Coordinator

You will need to complete 
01 - Fabrication Workshop Induction and 02 - Machine Safety Induction (conducted in person) prior to attending the Machine Workshop Open Sessions.