The FabLab is available to anyone associated with Carnegie Mellon University. However, certain trainings are required to use the laser cutters. 3D printers are available for open access but require a job submission through our service program. Uasge of the laser cutters requires the completion of 24-105 or 24-104.

FabLab equipment
  • Dremel 3D printers (PLA)
  • Form 2 3D printers (Resin)
  • F170/Elite 3D printers (ABS)
  • Epilog laser cutters
  • Rabbit laser cutters
  • Curing UV light and bath
  • Work benches/hand tools
  • Juki sewing machines

Undergraduate/graduate training

Using laser cutters requires the completion of:


Open lab/part creation process

  • You must have completed training to access laser cutters.
  • Open lab is offered in between class. (No open lab during 24-105/104).
  • Full-time staff workers are always available for consultation/support.
  • Students must clean up work area and return all tooling when done. (Those who do not comply will be suspended from the lab.)
Dremel parts
Laser/3D print requests

Submit FBS request

FabLab service process

The FabLab is actively involved in the fabrication of custom print/laser cut parts for educational, personal, and research projects. Our experienced staff can advise you on the feasibility and cost associated with any project.

  • Contact Ryan Bates or Jen Hitchcock to set up an FBS account (if you don’t have one) or if you have questions.
  • Accept invite and submit your request through FBS, our job submission site.
  • Be prepared with Oracle #/pay alias, solid part files, dxf, quantity specs, material, etc.
  • A student worker or staff member will contact you when your parts are complete.

Please note:

  • Material must be provided for laser cut parts.
  • You will be charged for 3D print filament expenses.
    • $0.50 / gram (Dremel, Form)
    • $1.25 / gram (F170, Elite)