A creative hub for students, faculty, staff, and recent alumni, UTA's FabLab—the first MIT-affiliated FabLab in a Texas university—takes up 8,000 square feet of the Central Library's first floor. The FabLab provides users access to technologies, equipment, training, and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in support of invention and entrepreneurship. Lab use is free; users only pay for materials.
Learn more at fablab.uta.edu.
The FabLab offers 10 3-D printers. The 3-D printing station includes four different types of printers, including the Kossel Pro, Orion Delta, PolyPrinter 229, and Stratasys uPrint SE Plus.
Rolls of vinyl in many different colors are available to anyone working on vinyl cutting projects.
The Boss laser cutter and Epilog Helix Laser Cutter cut and engrave a variety of raw materials.
Print and Cut
The back room of the FabLab includes vinyl cutters and a screen printing area.
The electronics bay allows lab users to access tools and programs to help them develop their electrical engineering skills.
A Seat at the Lab
The FabLab provides several large tables and workspaces for users. The wood tables were machined and produced on-site using FabLab tools.
A case of samples created at the lab offers visitors the chance to see the creative possibilities.
Other features include a textile station and a woodshop and kiln area that will open soon.