Fab Lab (Fabrication Laboratory)

Fab Lab – (short for Fabrication Laboratory) is a laboratory or workshop for digital fabrication which is equipped with a set of computer controlled fabricationtools (such as a 3D printer, CNC milling machine, Laser cutter, Vinyl Cutter, Embroider)  with the aim to make just about anything you can think of. This includes technology-enabled products generally perceived as limited to mass production, a fab lab can focus on Mass Customization.

While fab labs have yet to compete with mass production and its associated economies of scale in fabricating widely distributed products, they have already shown the potential to empower individuals to create smart devices for themselves. These devices can be tailored to local or personal needs in ways that are not practical or economical using mass production.