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Fab labs (manufacturing laboratories) are open workshops for rapid prototyping. It is a worldwide network of more than 550 laboratories in more than 80 countries sharing knowledge on digital fabrication.
The fab labs are designed to foster creativity and innovation by providing access to standard tools, craftsman and CNC machines. They base on values such as Do-It-Yourself, open hardware, open source and peer to peer.
The ultimate goal of Fab Labs is to allow people to make almost anything anywhere, and become obsolete in few years when digital fabrication is embedded in society through material assemblers and star trek replicators.
At POC21 we have set up a full fab lab with workshops for wood, metal and digital.Experts and mentors are around to support our teams to use the machines and to build their prototypes.