Fab Lab Oulu
What is a Fab Lab Oulu and how do we operate?
Fab Lab Oulu is a Nordic Super Node with versatile capability for digital fabrication (fabrication laboratory) that complies with open innovation concept developed by MIT in the United States. Fab Lab Oulu operates within University of Oulu premises.
In Fab Lab Oulu we provide a large set of tools, equipment, software, practices - shared according to the Fab Lab concept. Fab Lab provides access and support for the following equipment 3D-printers, 3D scanners, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, CNC precision milling machine, CNC router, electronics workbenches and open source design software.
People inside university of Oulu community are own main customers. However, we have also open access time for other customers. For instance, we have a strong collaboration with companies and local schools. Anyone can build their own prototypes or fulfill their needs for different research and education projects at Fab Lab Oulu.
Fab Lab Oulu organizes different courses, events, workshops, projects, and training activities related to digital fabrication.
If you have any questions you can always contact us or attend the Zoom meetings every Mondays and Thursdays at 10.00
How to work at Fab Lab premises?
Education, projects and school collaboration
Fab Lab Oulu is devoted to teaching. We organize many different education events for university students and staff, schools all around Finland and in-service teachers.
Our education portfolio includes program opens to everybody such as FabAcademy ( a 6-month international and distributed training program that eaches principles and applications of digital fabrication using a hands-on approach to acquire a diversity of skills like web development, project management, 2D and 3D computer-aided design, electronics design and production, 3D printing, laser cutting, embedded programming), seven different university courses and a variety of workshops organized for schools either in our premises or in in the school property through our mobile Fab Lab.