About Us

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Make your ideas a reality

The Fab Lab Manchester is a creative workspace in Manchester where you can pretty well make whatever you can think of.  When we say anything we do mean pretty much anything. There’s about 45 fablabs (fabrication laboratories) around the world so far and people have made all sorts of things from T-shirts to robots. The fablab is open for use by individuals, community groups, schools and companies.

T Shirt designed and printed in Afghanistan Fablab

T Shirt designed and printed in Afghanistan Fablab

Fab Lab Manchester opened its doors on 23rd March 2010. It has be equipped with many different machines including laser cutters, milling machines, 3D scanners, embroidery and sewing machines which are mostly controlled by simple computer programmes, so you don’t have to be an machining or computer expert to use them.

For all info go to our website www.FabLabManchester.org

Simple robot made in a Fablab

Simple robot made in a Fablab

Fablabs Basics:

  • The fablab is free to use for non-commercial use. (A small charge applies if you are a commercial company)
  • We aim to provide free basic materials like wood, plastics and electronic components for non-commercial use (Not gold or diamonds!)
  • We have lots of different machines to use and don’t worry we’ll help you learn how to use them

What Can I Make?

With thanks to Manchester: Knowledge Capital’s Innovation Manchester Programme