Who has access to the FABLAB?
An existing business, a student, a garage inventor, homemakers, engineers, - just about any creative soul with a great idea.
The Digital Fabrication Workshop most closely mirrors the MIT FABLAB model where individuals work and learn only what they need to know to develop their product ideas. It is designed to provide access to the equipment and software and limited help with software applications.
The Digital Workshop is available in two (2) time-based formats.
The Digital Fabrication Seminar is designed for individuals who prefer/require additional support to complete the design development process and the creation of a prototype part.
The Digital Fabrication Seminar provides a more comprehensive level of support with
the prototype development process and requires the individual ‘inventor’ to have an
idea and sketch (at a minimum) and to remain engaged in the development process as
the ‘owner’ of the idea. MCC will provide access to an extern/intern/co-op student,
or staff member to support the CAD modeling activity, CorelDraw file creation, etc.
and the operation of required equipment.
NOTE: College and student support with file creation does not constitute a “professional design service” and all prototypes should be validated and approved by the inventor and/or other design/engineering professionals before proceeding to production or distribution.
The Digital Fabrication Seminar has four (4) formats: