To FabLab anyone is welcome to work on ideas and projects.
Coming here is free, and you can bring you own material or buy
FabLab is short for Fabrication Laboratory. It is an open
workshop with a range of digital manufacturing and prototyping
tools, for example 3D printers, digital textile printer, laser
cutter and software for drawings and patterns.
FabLab is run by volunteers, who help you to get started and
support you along the way.
FabLab Umeå moves temporarily for a
From October 24, 2018 you will find us in the basement of FabLab is entered
basement, at Västra Strandgatan 9 ( the entrance opposite the small
red brick building, the electrical substation, at Skeppsbron's
parking lot). When the
rebuilding of Sliperiet is completed, we will move back
Become a volunteer
As a volunteer you help others use the technology in FabLab. You
go through training so you can help visitors coming to FabLab. In
return you can work on your own ideas an projects in FabLab on
Sundays. Get in touch if you are interested!
FabLab Umeå and Fab Foundation
FabLab Umeå is part of an international network of local
Fab labs, or Fabrication Laboratories, which purpose is to enable
innovation by providing tools for digital manufacturing. A Fab lab
is a technological prototyping platform where anyone can make -
almost - anything.
Openness is a fundament of Fab labs. As a member of the
international network, we share ideas and knowledge with each
other. All Fab labs work with the same tools and processes.
Something that is made in one lab can be reproduced in any other
lab, given that the documentation is shared.
Lab users learn by designing and building things they are
interested in and share their knowledge with each other, thereby
growing the knowledge of the machines, materials and design
A Fab lab must be open and available for free to the public,
although companies and other organisations can use it part of the
time. It is a stimuli for local entrepreneurship, and a place for
experimenting, collaboration over boundaries, inventing, building,
learning and contributing to others' learning.