FabLab stands for ‘Fabrication Laboratory’. It is a workshop for anyone who would like to ‘materialise their dreams’. In the FabLab you create objects using high precision 3D-technology that was not available until recently, and share your findings to help and inspire others. Experience the creative, practical and/or educational possibilities of these creations.
Our FabLab facility at Wageningen Campus allows students and staff to rapidly create prototypes of their ideas, build architectonic models or construct agricultural robots as part of graduation projects. You are also welcome to use this technology if you need to fix something for which spare parts are not available or are not practical to obtain, or when you are looking to unleash the artist in you. Our 3D printers and laser cutter are at your disposal to help you give form to your imagination. In the near future, 3D-scanning possibilities will be provided as well. We encourage you to design/sketch your ideas and operate the machines on your own as much as possible, but we are happy to provide guidance when required. Open source 3D-drawing programs (such as Inkscape and Sketchup) allow you to control our printers or laser cutter.
When and where?
Are you wondering what 3D printing is all about? Perhaps you would like to get inspired by sample creations made at FabLab Wageningen, or you may have already conceived an idea and would like to know how to create it in 3D? FabLab managers are glad to explain things or assist you with any questions you may have. We are open on Saturdays from 14:00 to 18:00.
We also provide introduction courses enabling you work on your project on your own. These are provided on weekdays between 8:00 and 17:00 (or until 22:00 with an authorised Wageningen University & Research card). Workshops are also organised on a monthly basis to highlight a specific 3D-related topic.
Visit us at Triton/StartHub (building 119) on Wageningen Campus (Vijfde Polderweg 1, 6708 WC Wageningen) and ring the round bell on the brick wall left of the entrance. We will help you open the door to the futuristic possibilities of designing and creating your own machine-controlled fabrications.