Fabrication Lab

(Room 02040)

Always wear PPE appropriate to the task.

Personal Protective Equipment
The Fabrication Lab (FABlab) is used for various activities including soldering, sawing, grinding, and drilling. The Fab Lab is equipped with instrument air, a fume hood, and various tools and machines. This equipment can be dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken.

Lab policies include, but are not limited to:

  • Tool specific Tech Shop training must be completed prior to work being performed with power tools in the FABlab.
  • A Fab Lab usage agreement must be signed by each student who is granted access to work in the lab.
    • This form may be filled out and submitted to the Tech Shop.
    • A students access to the Fab Lab may be terminated if procedures are not followed
  • Make sure someone knows you're in the FABlab.
  • Wear safety glasses, and any other PPE necessary. No loose clothing, or jewelry.
  • Remember to sign out any keys, even if you will be using the machine for a short time.
  • Make sure any machines are switched OFF and/or locked up, and the key returned when done using them.
  • If any work being done in the FABlab produces gas, vapour, or anything hazardous to inhale, be sure to have the fume hood turned on.
  • Clean up after yourself.
  • Make sure the light and fume hood are off, and the door is locked if you are the last person to leave.