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Fab Lab is the educational outreach component of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), an extension of its research into digital fabrication and computation. A Fab Lab is a technical prototyping platform for innovation and invention, providing stimulus for local entrepreneurship. A Fab Lab is also a platform for learning and innovation: a place to play, to create, to learn, to mentor, to invent. To be a Fab Lab means connecting to a global community of learners, educators, technologists, researchers, makers and innovators- -a knowledge sharing network that spans 30 countries and 24 time zones. Because all Fab Labs share common tools and processes, the program is building a global network, a distributed laboratory for research and invention.

A Fab Lab is comprised of off-the-shelf, industrial-grade fabrication and electronics tools, wrapped in open source software and programs written by researchers at MIT’s Center for Bits & Atoms. Currently Fab Labs include a laser cutter that makes 2D and 3D structures, a sign cutter that plots in copper to make antennas and flex circuits, a high-resolution NC milling machine that makes circuit boards and precision parts, a large wood router for building furniture and housing, and a suite of electronic components and programming tools for low-cost, high-speed microcontrollers for on-site rapid circuit prototyping. Originally designed for communities as prototyping platforms for local entrepreneurship, Fab Labs are increasingly being adopted by schools as platforms for project-based, hands-on STEM education. Users learn by designing and creating objects of personal interest or import. Empowered by the experience of making something themselves, they both learn and mentor each other, gaining deep knowledge about the machines, the materials, the design process, and the engineering that goes into invention and innovation. In educational settings, rather than relying on a fixed curriculum, learning happens in an authentic, engaging, personal context, one in which students go through a cycle of imagination, design, prototyping, reflection, and iteration as they find solutions to challenges or bring their ideas to life.

Main Fablab Machines


Size: 3.05x2.01x1.7 m

Step Resolution.0004” (0.010mm)

Positional Repeatability+ 0.002” (0.051mm)

Linear Cutting ForceApproximately 150 lbs. (68Kg)

X and Y Axis Drive SystemRack and Pinion

Z Axis Drive SystemRack and Pinion

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Brothers PE770

Size: 425.958 x 540.004x 438.912mm

Extensive design editing. Rotate, mirror-image, increase and decrease the size of your designs, and see how your edited design looks on the large, easy-view back lit LCD display before stitching.

Reliable, easy threading of both top thread and bobbin, and auto thread cutter, for consistent stitching and precision thread trimming

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Brothers SB8000

Size: 341.122 x 817.626 x 293.116 mm

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JET JDP 15MF drill press

Size: Floor mount:(677 x 434 x 1623 mm) Bench mount: (677 x 434 x 1115 mm)

More specs:

Powerful 15-Inch floor model drill press ideal for home or professional use

3/4-Horsepower motor

16-Speeds ensure proper application for a variety of different jobs

Includes built-in work lamp

Weighs 180-Pounds

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JET JWBS-14SF Wood band saw

Size: 760 x 665 x 1890mm

Cutting Capacity Width – 34.29 cm

Cutting Capacity Height – 34.29 cm

Blade Length – 317.5 cm

Blade Speed – 3000 SFPM

Table Size – 54.61 cm x 40.4 cmW

Blade Width – 1.27 cm

Maximum Blade Width – 2 cm

Minimum Blade Width – 0.3175 cm

Table Tilt – 45º Right/10º Left

Table Height from Floor – 99.06

Motor Power – 1-3/4 HP

Motor Phase – 1

Motor Voltage – 115/230

Motor Voltage Prewired – 115

Motor Current – 15 amp/7.5 amp

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JET VBS 1408 Metal bandsaw

Floor space required: 863.6 x 609.6 mm

This vertical band saw

Two-speed gear box and variable speeds provide quick setting and allow proper adjustment for high efficiency cutting, including the cutting of ferrous type metals.

Cutting Capacity - Flat Stock in. x in. 82-330, Blade Type Bi-metal, Dimensions L x W x H in. 34 x 24 x 68 1/2, Blade Size L x W x Thickness in. 114 x 1/8-1/2.

Heavy-duty, completely enclosed steel frame ensures durability Variable speeds provide proper adjustments for high efficiency cutting Multi-tilting work table provides versatility for a variety of projects

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Juki LU-1508

Bed size= 517mm×178mm

Max. Sewing Speed: 2500 stitches/minute

Max. Stitch Length: 9mm

Unit dimensions (LxWxH): 48 inches by 20 inches by 48 inches

Needle: 135 X 17

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Lathe machine

Accurate to +/-0.001o

Variable speed drive

CNC/DRO ready industry standard tooling

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Tormach PCNC1100 (metals)

Size: 2.03x1.143x2.082 m

Maintenance capacities: 

Coolant / Oiler Capacity7 gallons

Auto Oiler Capacity: 2.1 quarts

Manual Oiler Capacity0.25 quarts

More specs:

Computer Controlled Spindle Speed and Direction

Precision R8 spindle – 5000 RPM Vector Technology

Ground P4 Ballscrews and Single Shot Lubrication

34" x 9.5" Table

Provides both manual & automatic operations

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Roland Truvis SG30

Size: 2390 [W] x 800 [D] x 1291 [H] mm

Included items: Stand, power cord, blade, blade holder, media clamps, media holder, replacement blade for separating knife, software RIP, user's manual, etc.


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Roland SRM20

Size: 451.0 (W) x 426.6 (D) x 426.2 (H) mm

Max cutting area: 232.2 (X) x 156.6 (Y) mm

Power: Machine: DC24V, 2.5A,

Dedicated AC adapter: AC 100-240V ±10%, 50/60Hz

Included items: USB cable, AC adapter, Power cord, Cutting tool, Collet, Set screw, Spanners (7,10mm / 0.28, 0.39 inches), Hexagonal wrench (size 2,3 mm / 0.059, 0.12 inches), Positioning pins, Double-sided tape, Start-up page guidance card

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Roland GS24

Size:[851 (W) x 310 (D) x 235 (H) mm]

With stand[851(W) X 310 (D) X 1035 mm (H)]

Max cutting area:

Width: 22.9 in (584 mm)

Length: 984.25 in (25000 mm)

Power: AC 100 to 240 V ±10 % 50/60 Hz 1.7 A

Included items: AC adapter, power cord, blade, blade holder, roller base, alignment tool, USB cable, Setup guide

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Singer 14T968D

Size: 360 x 290x 300 mm

SINGER PROFESSIONAL SEWING MACHINE: The SINGER 14T968DC Serger Overlock machine has 5-4-3-2 thread capability providing a wide selection of stitch options for all types of projects with professional results every time.


SEWING SPEED: The Singer 14T968DC Professional 5 sewing machine with a maximum sewing speed of 1,300 stitches-per-minute, projects can be sewn quickly.

Included items : Foot, Needle Set, Tweezers, Spreader, Screwdrivers, Clean Pocket, Serging Knife, Spool Caps, Anti-Spill Net, Oiler, Brush, Cone Adapters, Soft-Sided Dust Cover, CD Workbook Included, Instruction Manual with included Stitch Guide, Foot Control, Power Cord.

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Trotec Speedy 400 (CO2)

Size: 1000x610x305 mm

More Specs

39 x 24 inch work area for increased productivity

12” high workpieces can fit within the enclosure

120 watts of laser CO2 power

Cuts: acrylic, fabric, laminates, leather, paper, plastics, wood

Engraves: all above, plus glass and stone

Quattro Laser Exhaust activated carbon filter ensures safe and clean operation

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