Fab Lab Roxbury

A digital fabrication workshop containing tools such as a laser cutter and 3D printer, Fab Lab Roxbury is a place where anyone can make [almost] anything to change their world.


The new community facility in the Impact Studio at the Roxbury Innovation Center is part of the international Fab Lab network of about 1,000 Fab Labs, all of which aligned with Fab Lab Roxbury’s mission to foster innovation in order to help create new community startups and bring existing businesses to the next industrial revolution.

The Fab Lab will also spur STEM [Science – Technology – Engineering – Math] education in collaboration with both K-12 schools and higher education institutions. In addition, the Bolling Building location will provide non-traditional, hands-on, experiential STEM education and workforce development training on site.


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Fab Lab Roxbury is at the heart of the new innovation economy in Roxbury and it’s exciting to be located in the same building as the Boston Public School headquarters. We envision deep and powerful collaborations in the near future.

Sherry Lassiter

Director, Fab Foundation


UPCOMING FAB LAB PROGRAMS

Making a Business using Maker Technology

Date: Mon 03/14 6:00 PM

Sarah Boisvert will show real life examples of businesses started by techies and non-techies alike in maker spaces around the world using laser cutters, 3D Printers, CNC machines and microelectronics. Learn how you can hold your ideas in your hand and turn them into revenue-generating products right here in Roxbury!

Fab Lab Rox Maker Series: Introduction to and Exploration of CAD

Date: Tues April 5th 6:00 PM

This Fab Lab Roxbury course will introduce and explore how to create 3D models using the popular (and free!) CAD program, 1-2-3D. This workshop will introduce you to 3D modeling using 123D as well explain the tools, features and best practices of CAD to help you bring your ideas to life.

Fab Lab Rox Maker Series: Introduction to and Exploration of 3D Printing

Date: Tues April 12th 6:00 PM

Fab Lab Rox Maker Series: Introduction to and Exploration of Laser Cutting

Date: Tues April 19th 6:00 PM

Fab Lab Rox Maker Series: Introduction to and Exploration of Vinyl Cutting

Date: Tues May 3rd 6:00 PM

Fab Lab Rox Maker Series: Introduction to and Exploration of Microelectronics

Date: Tues May 10th 6:00 PM

Fab Lab Rox Maker Series: Introduction to and Exploration of Milling Machines

Date: Tues May 24th 6:00 PM

EQUIPMENT + TOOLS

Epilog Mini Laser Cutter

The Epilog Legend Series features top-of-the-line CO2 laser systems and is utilized by customers for the highest-quality engraving and cutting of wood, acrylics, plastics, stone, and much more.

FormLabs Form 1 3D Printer

The Form 1+ is an award-winning desktop 3D printer, that makes stereolithography (SLA) printing technology accessible to engineers, designers, and artists. The gold-standard in professional 3D-printing, SLA uses a high-performance laser to harden a light-sensitive polymer, creating ultra-detailed parts with a smooth surface finish.

Ultimaker 2 3D Printer

The Ultimaker 2 is easy and reliable, designed for the best experience in 3D printing. Featuring a .4mm extruder capable of an amazing 20 micron layer resolution, 12 micron XY precision, and 5 micron Z precision.

3DSystems Cube 3

The Cube 3D printer is on loan to Fab Lab Roxbury. It is a consumer device that builds physical objects from digital designs, letting you turn your creative potential into reality.

Roland MonoFab SRM-20 Milling Machine

The Roland SRM-20 MonoFab is a Roland Newest Desktop Subtractive Rapid Prototyping (SRP) system capable of 3D milling, 2D Milling, and Engraving. The SRM-20 is ideal for a variety of product designs tasks, including model making, rapid prototyping, and small lot production.

Roland CAMM-1 GS-24 Vinyl Cutter

The Roland CAMM-1 GS-24 desktop cutter is precision and efficiency – to the max. With a completely redesigned cutting carriage and blade holder, the GS-24 offers greater stability and a 40% increase in downforce (from 250g to 350g). Translation: you can cut like never before – even on thick, dense substrates. Vehicle Graphics. Signs & Decals. Decorated Apparel. Specialty Graphics. And more.