Fab Charter

What is a fablab?

Fab labs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access to tools for digital fabrication.

What’s in a fablab?

Fab labs share an evolving inventory of core capabilities to make (almost) anything, allowing people and projects to be shared.

What does the fablab network provide?

Operational, educational, technical, financial, and logistical assistance beyond what’s available within one lab.

Who can use a FabLab?

Fab labs are available as a community resource, offering open access for individuals as well as scheduled access for programs. Commercial activities can be prototyped and incubated in a fab lab, but they must not conflict with other uses, they should grow beyond rather than within the lab, and they are expected to benefit the inventors, labs, and networks that contribute to their success.

What are your responsibilities?

safety: not hurting people or machines operations: assisting with cleaning, maintaining, and improving the lab knowledge: contributing to documentation and instruction.

Who owns FabLab inventions?

Designs and processes developed in fab labs can be protected and sold however an inventor chooses, but should remain available for individuals to use and learn from.

Global FabLab Network

There are currently
FabLabs around the World

For more Information about the FabLab Network visit Fabfoundation.