Through the Fabrication Laboratories (Fab Labs) Program, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is helping to equip public schools across the state to prepare students for the manufacturing jobs of the future. Collaboration is also a key feature of these labs, with schools throughout the country and around the world communicating to share ideas.

The Fab Labs grant application period is now closed, but future applicants may find the following resources helpful.

United States Fab Lab Network

WiFAB Cooperative

WiFAB, created in partnership with UW-Stout, is a new online resource to help PK-12 school districts collaborate and share information by providing a space to disseminate relevant curricula, champion best practices, address common challenges and facilitate inter-lab communications. Wisconsin Public PK-12 districts are now able to request technical assistance through the web portal to build and grow their Fabrication Laboratories. A request for technical assistance can be found by clicking on the technical assistance menu at the top of the home page.

Fab Lab Essentials Webinar from Gateway Tech

UW Stout Fab Lab Assessment

Fab Lab Equipment and Setup Information

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