Fab Lab Roxbury

A digital fabrication laboratory 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 community facility in the Impact Studio at 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 nurtures 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

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Fab Lab Roxbury Workshops [Winter and Spring '17]

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  • Mbadika Youth Workshop(s): Winter Immersion Program 
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    Tues. February 21st to Sat. February 25th | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

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    Introduce and Explore Workshop
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    Mondays | March 6th through 27th | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

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    Introduction to CAD Workshop
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    Wednesdays | March 8th through 29th | 5:30 - 7:30 PM 
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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.

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.