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Fabrication Workshop

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.




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

21 Jan 2015
Preparing for the new semester? Make sure you complete our safety inductions and download our updated guidelines! More information can be found in the links on our website.

18 Jan 2015
We have a new addition to the Fabrication Workshop Management Team! Welcome our Robotics Lab Coordinator, Loren Adams!


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.


The Print & Media Hub facilitates the production of printed material within the Melbourne School of Design. This covers day-to-day printing requirements all the way to full-colour banner printing of presentations.