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The FabLab will be open this Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th for job collection in the morning from 10am – 11am, and in the afternoon from 3pm – 4pm

The FabLab provides a bureau fabrication service where students can submit jobs to be processed on CNC milling, laser cutting or 3D printing machinery operated by experienced FabLab technicians. The FabLab also maintains and manages equipment for students to operate themselves such as the 3D printers in the Forbo Model Making Space.

Hours of operation: The FabLab is open from 10am – 3pm Monday to Friday during each semester and will extend hours of operation during busy periods of each semester

Location: The FabLab is located behind the Forbo Model Making Space. Students can come to the FabLab for general enquiries and model pick-up during its open hours.

Job collection: To collect completed fabrication jobs and purchase model-making materials the FabLab office (G18 located in the Model Making Space) is open from 10 – 3pm daily.

Software: All of the software we use and recommend can be found on the MSD computer labs. In 2017 we have introduced a fleet of MakerBot 3D printers which require MakerBot Print software which can be downloaded [here].





11 Jul 2016
The introductory sessions for 3D Printing, Laser Cutting and CNC Milling have been scheduled! Download the schedule here and simply show up at the time!

06 Jun 2016
The Fabrication Workshop is hiring! If you're thinking about joining the team, why not put in your application here?

30 May 2016
MDF is back in stock!


Laser cutters direct a high-powered laser to cut materials. The material then either melts, burns or vaporizes the material leaving a cut or etched edge or rastered area with a quality finish.

$1.00 per min
+ Material Cost

Laser Cutter Guidelines
Laser Cutter Template File

Site Model Making Instructions


3D Printing is an additive manufacturing process of making three-dimensional physical objects from digital models. These physical objects are created by adding or laying down and binding successive layers of material.

$0.15 per gram for plastic
$0.60 per cm3 for powder

3D Printer Guidelines
Rhino Custom Display mode
3D Printing Template File


A CNC Router is a computer numerically-controlled machine where the tool paths are controlled via computer. It can cut and mill various hard materials, such as wood, composites, aluminium, plastics, and foams.

$0.50 per min cutting time
$1.00 per min toolpathing
+ Material Cost

CNC Router Guidelines
Toolpath Guidelines
CNC Milling Template File