High-Tech Workshop Made Available for Students and Faculty
Tacoma, WA , March 26th, 2013 - FabLab, the first membership-based high-tech workshop and fabrication studio in Pierce County, has agreed to support the University of Washington – Tacoma’s Institute of Technology by providing facilities, equipment, and expertise in 3D printing, laser-cutting, computer controlled tools, and conventional shop tools.
Starting in April, the UWT will offer classes at FabLab including “TCES 490, How to Build (Almost) Anything”, patterned after classes taught at MIT.
“Everyone at UWT’s Institute of Technology undefined students, staff and faculty undefined is excited about FabLab getting off the ground. FabLab offers people great opportunities to design and build just about anything, and students studying Computer Engineering and Systems at UWT now have design tools at their disposal that the campus labs simply can’t offer.” Said Rob Friedman, Director of the Institute of Technology, UW Tacoma. “FabLab is a good example of the kind of partnerships that UWT wants to establish with local entrepreneurs, retailers and other businesses, each offering facilities and expertise for the greater good of the students and community.” Friedman continued.
“We are pleased that the UWT has chosen to utilize FabLab Tacoma and are eager to see the creative minds of the students at work. I hope FabLab will help facilitate and inspire invention.” Said Stephen Tibbitts, Founder of FabLab. “Since opening its doors in November, FabLab is on its way to becoming a sustainable resource for the UWT and the community as a whole.”
About FabLab: Founded in May 2012, FabLab is a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio providing access to a vibrant community of highly creative people and a multitude of high quality machines, tools and software. FabLab offers meet-ups, classes, workshops and instruction for people of all ages and skill levels. For information visit http://www.FabLabTacoma.com, email info@FabLabTacoma.com. You can follow FabLab on Twitter at “@FabLabTacoma.” FabLab is also on Facebook as “FablabTacoma”.