The Melbourne School of Design Fabrication Workshop (FabWorks) is a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary space for making. The facility houses technology that aims to create a hands-on and inspiring environment, encouraging experimentation with machinery, 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 Environments students, academics and researchers. Services are also provided for other University of Melbourne faculty members, alumni and industry partners.
27 Feb 2017
Today we are introducing the Fabrication workshop Guru! The Guru will be on the floor all day, every day, to help you with any questions you have and provide you with the information you need to get the most out of the Fabrication Workshop. Come in today and chat to our friendly Guru on the floor!
21 Feb 2017
Welcome back for the semester! The Fabrication Workshop has some great new technologies for you to explore this semester. Our 3D printing capabilities have skyrocketed, we have a new 3D scanner for you to play with and plenty more.
The FabLab provides facilities to build accurate physical models of computer generated designs. These models are produced using a wide range of equipment including computer controlled laser cutters, 3D Printers and CNC Routers. This technology enables students to use a wide range of materials to achieve diverse results from patterned facades to intricate hybrid structures.
The Machine Workshop is the hands-on construction zone. It is equipped with a range of power tools and hand tools from high-powered table saws to hand-driven timber planers. These facilities and tools expand the making options for students, further supported by access to experienced Machine Workshop staff if assistance is needed.