Fablab Classes


Our classes have a minimum of 3 students. If we don't get the minimum number of sign-ups for the class will be cancelled and you will be rescheduled for the following class (same type of class).

Classes are non-refundable. If 24 hour notice is given a class is missed they can apply the funds to a future class. If class is missed without 24 hour notice the fee is forfeited. If classes are cancelled and have been paid for and the next class available does not fit your schedule, then you may use that credit for a future class.

Classes we offer: Intro to 3D Printing, Intro to 3D CAD with solidworks, Laser Cutting, CNC Shopbot Router, Basic Operation Wood Shop Safety (BOS), Welding 101, and Weld and Wine Rack (Available upon request). If you are interested in one of these classes that are not currently posted, please contact gaby@fablab.com, to request the class.

New members are required to take the BOS class before using the woodshop. The BOS class is now offered twice a month, if you wish to take the class on a different date as scheduled, please email Gaby Orozco.

Fablab Classes

    • 10 Jan 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PST)
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 1

    About the Laser Cutter

    Laser cutting and engraving is a very versatile process used to cut or engrave numerous materials including wood, leather, acrylic, anodized aluminum, Formica, and even mother of pearl. It can also be used engrave and mark some metals, marble, and stone to create a variety of projects. The laser cutter excels even with fine, intricate work.

    In this class you will learn the basics of working with Laser including:
    • Safe operation of the laser system
    • Setting up files for vector cutting
    • Raster engraving and etching
    • Material preparation and clean-up
    Through the process of learning how to use the Laser, students will take home a living hinge book cover. We will also share some tricks of the trade, our experts have learned to create successful projects. 
    • 11 Jan 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (PST)
    • Fablab Tacoma
    • 5


    This class does not include 3D CAD design. This introductory 3D printing class will go over how to use the Makerbot 3D printers and the software associated with them. You will learn how to prepare a 3D model for printing, resources to acquire 3D models, as well as the programs available to create 3D models.


    Age 8+

    • 16 Jan 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PST)
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    In this Basic Operations and Safety class, you will learn how to safely operate many of the woodworking tools at FabLab Tacoma including the SawStop table saw, wood drill press, wood band saw, wood miter saw, circular saw, and orbital hand sander.

    You will perform various procedures on these tools, obtaining familiarity and expertise, and readying you for the creation of your next wood shop project.

    Please register for the class online before the class date. If we do not have any registered the day before the class, class will be cancelled!
    Class size is limited.

    • 18 Jan 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (PST)
    • Fablab Tacoma
    • 4


    This introductory Solidworks class will help guide you through the somewhat steep learning curve that follows CAD programs. You will learn some of the basic tools and features Solidworks has to offer. While creating a simple 3 dimensional object along the way.


    Ages 8+

    Additional Info:
    • There is no order in which to take the 3D printing classes!

1938 Market Street Tacoma, WA 98402 
(253) 426-1267

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Mondays | Closed

Tuesdays | Closed

Wednesday - Thursday | Noon - 9pm

Friday  | Noon - 8pm

Saturday | Noon - 9pm

Sunday  | 1pm  -  7pm