“A Fab Lab (Fabrication Laboratory) is a public space offering workshops for individuals in digital fabrication. Equipped with flexible computer controlled tools of differing lengths and materials for the design and realization of objects, with the aim to make “almost anything”.
A main feature of Fab Labs is it’s “openness”. Aimed at entrepreneurs, designers, artists, tinkerers , students … who want to move more quickly from concept phase to prototype, prototype to development or focusing on deployment , etc. They include different populations , age groups and professions. Fab Labs provide a meeting space and enable collaborative creation , producing unique objects : decorative objects, replacement items , prosthetics, orthotics , tools…”