FabLab OpenDay

At the Open Day you can use our machines for free. The Open Day takes place on Thursdays between 14:00 and 18:00 (you can find the exact dates in the calender below.  Machines can't be reserved - operations are based on the "first come, first served" principle.

Before you can take advantage of this offer you need to complete a few steps:

COVID19 - Rules of Conduct

The current Corona (Covid19 / SARS-CoV-2) situation also affects the OpenDay of the FabLab at the Schumpeter Laboratory for Innovation. Please be advised that the following rules of conduct and changes are necessary and obligatory in order to make the Open Days possible again.

  • Registration

    Only if you register for a specific time slot in the calendar, you will have access to the FabLab and its equipment at the OpenDay. Please only register for one time slot per machine type and OpenDay. Available time slot and registration links you find in the calender below.

  • TU Graz - Rules of Conduct

    The FabLab is operated by the Institute of Innovation and Industrial Management at the TU Graz, so the compliance to its rules of conduct is obligatory. You can find the rules of conduct for visitors at the TU Graz under the following links:

  • Machine use ONLY

    The containment of the spread of the Covid19 virus requires disinfection of each workstation and each tool after its use by an individual. In order to ensure that the process is maintained and not blocked by the disinfection work, we only allow you access to our machines. Unfortunately, the use of for example hand and power tools, electronic workstations or the sandblasting box is currently not allowed.

  • Protection

    Wearing a mouth- and nose-protection in the SLFI is mandatory. Please bring along your own mouth- and nose -protection


#1 – FabLab Training

  • Create an account

    In order to use any of our services you have to create an account first.

  • Basic Training

    Before using the FabLab for the first time, you need to complete the basic training. After the basic training you are able to enter the FabLab and operate our machines under the supervision of one of our employees. Basic training courses are held regularly. Please register.
    You can find available dates and further information here.

  • Machine training

    After you have completed the basic training you can attend the machine training. In this training you will get an overview of the available machines & equipment. Additionally we will show you how to properly prepare your data for the different machine to enable an efficient workflow during the Openday. Since those trainings have a limited number of participants you have to register.

    Available dates and more information can be found here.

#2 – Prepare your project

  • Files

    Most of our machines are digital production machines. These machines need certain files to work. What kind of files you need and how to prepare them can be found in the machine descriptions in the Machine Park.

  • Materials

    Some basic materials may be purchased directly from the FabLab. other specific materials must be brought with you by yourself. Which materials are process able with which machine and which materials we have in stock, is shown in the machine descriptions in the Machine Park.

#3 – Use the FabLab

  • Enter the Schumpeter Laboratory for Innovation

    We offer an OpenDay on Thursdays between 14:00 and 18:00. It is free for everyone and works under the principle of “first come, first served”

  • Check-In

    A Member of our staff will welcome you at our front desk and help you with the Check-In.
    Required information will be:
    – What maschines do you want to use?
    – What is your project about
    – What will you use the produced parts for?
    Here you will also receive your ticket for the machine you wish to use

  • Locker Room

    In order to allow a productive working environment it is necessary that the space isn’t cluttered with bags and jackets. Please leave those in the locker room.

  • Communication Area

    Until it is your turn to use the machines for which you have registered before your visit, you can wait in our meeting area, have a coffee and talk to the other makers about their projects. When it is your turn, one of our staff will take you to the machine and help you if necessary.

  • Make

    Now you are able to work on your project. If you have questions about the machines, how to operate them or how your prototype can be produced best, you are welcome to contact the staff at any time. Please don’t forget to clean up your workstation and return all tools you have used at the end of your session.

  • Check-Out

    Once you are done with everything, please check out at the reception desk. If you have used material from the FabLab, please pay the fee and don’t forget your personal belongings.

OpenDay Calender

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OpenDay Calender

Register for your timeslot here.
Please only register for only one time slot per machine per OpenDay.
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  • 16:15 - 16:45 Basic Training (10 / 10 booked)
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Machine Training (10 / 10 booked)
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  • 16:15 - 16:45 Basic Training (10 / 10 booked)
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Machine Training (10 / 10 booked)
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