Fab Lab

Digital Fabrication beaureu service - Laser Cutting, 3d Printing, CNC Routing

Under the current restrictions the Maker Spaces team is unable to access campus to process  bureau service jobs. As a result the bureau service will be suspended until we are able to return to campus. Consultations can still be conducted via Zoom for students looking for fabrication advice.


The Fab Lab is an advanced digital fabrication workshop focused on aiding the model making of student work. The Fab Lab houses four laser cuttersa metal laser cutterCNC milling machines,3D powder and resin  printers, operated by trained technicians. Fablab's space and resources are accessible to all staff and students at the University of Melbourne to enrich ideas and technology coming together and bringing your designs to life.

The FabLab operates as a bureau service where jobs submitted are processed by our skilled technicians and then collected after the job is completed. The costs involved when process a job are determined by the the materials used and the time spent processing the job. Prices below are for students of the University only.

The FabLab offers free consultations for complex jobs which can be booked above, and for further informatoin about the services we offer and how to submit a job have a look at our Knowledge Base.

The FabLab is open Monday to Friday, 10am - 4:30pm.




Our Technologies


Laser cutting is a process where a high-powered laser is directed by computer software to cut or etch various types of materials to create intricate 2D shapes and surface patterns to compliment even the most intricate of model designs, or iterating quickly through a series of design variables.

Costs:  $1/min + Material  Costs

Bed Size in mm:  1000L x  700W


Knowledge Base

Submit a Job

The Kern LaserCell is a metal laser cutter which enables further laser cutting capabilities in processing laser jobs for metal and non-metal material of larger sheets, thicker materials or cylindrical stock, which either melt, burn, vaporize, or is blown away by a jet of gas, leaving a edge with a high-quality surface finish.

Costs:  $2/min +  Material Costs

Bed Size in mm:  1200L x  1200W


Knowledge Base

Book a Consultation

Submit a Job

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HP Jet Fusion printed products are ideal as high quality display models, and strong, functional parts produced at an engineering grade. The strength of the material product allows for complex forms of minimum thicknesses to be produced and handled.

Costs:  $1.50/mm in Z height

Bed Size in mm:  332 W x 190 D x 248 H


Knowledge Base

Book a Consultation

Submit a Job

3D Powder printing brings digital models to life by successively adding power and a binder layer by layer. This style of printing is ideal when aspiring to achieve complex forms, prints requiring high levels of detail, perforation and colour texture.

Costs:  $0.60  cm3

Build Plate in mm:  340L x  210W x  200H


Knowledge Base

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Submit a Job

Resin 3D printing is a stereolithograph (SLA) form of 3D printing and is ideal for achieving complexity, detail and a polished surface finish on your geometry. Resin printing is a high quality, cost effective alternative to 3D powder printing, but is constrained by a smaller build space and lengthy build time. Book a consultation with us to start!

Costs: $0.40/mL  Standard Resin,  $0.55/mL  Tough/Durable /Rigid/Elastic  Resin,  $0.80/mL  Castable Wax Resin

Build Plate in mm:  145L x 145W  x  185H


Knowledge Base

Book a Consultation

Submit a Job

A CNC router is a large and powerful router precisely controlled via computer software to cut and mill various hard materials such as wood, composites, aluminium, plastics, and foams. At the FabLab we have both a 3-axis and 4-axis CNC to processes both large sheet material and cylindrical stock. Book a consultation with us to start!

Costs:  $1/min  Toolpathing +  $0.50/min  Cut Time

3-Axis Bed Size in mm:  2400L  x  1200W  x  100H

4-Axis Bed Size in mm:  320L  x  100W  x  100H


Knowledge Base

Book a Consultation

Submit a Job

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • G18 Glyn Davis Building (Building 133)
  • Opening Hours
    Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • E: msd-fablab@unimelb.edu.au
  • T: (Guru Desk) +61 3 9035 8663
  • T: (Office): +61 3 9035 3672



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