Welcome to the Fabrication Workshop!
We would love for you to come in and use our amazing space and utilize some of the great technology we have here. Before you do you must complete a Level 0 and Level 1 induction.
Please note: The Fabrication Workshop will only be open on Tuesdays until normal classes resume. The FabLab will be open for job collection between 10am and 3pm, and the Machine Workshop will be open from 1pm – 4:30pm.
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, Bachelor of Environments and Bachelor of Design students, academics and researchers. Services are also provided for other University of Melbourne faculty members, alumni and industry partners.
19 April 2017
We're back from the Easter break and the FabLab is rather quite... perfect time to get any special projects started ;)
10 April 2017
The Easter Break is almost here. We will be closed on Friday the 14th and reopen on Wednesday the 19th. No jobs will be completed over this time. Enjoy your break, you've earnt it!
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!
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.