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Fabrication Lab

The second node in UNB's makerspace ecosystem (see UNB Makerspace), the Fabrication Lab (Room 310) at the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons provides tools and fosters community for engaging in hands-on learning and making activities. Whether incorporating material representations into a class project, developing a prototype for a business, printing promotional materials for an event, or sewing a patch onto your favourite jean jacket, ours is an inclusive, versatile space open to people at all skill levels. 

Technologies

  • 3D Printing
  • Cricut
  • Textiles
  • Electronics
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Equipment

  • 6 Original Prusa I3 MK3S+ 3D printers (PLA filament)
  • Polymaker Polysher (PVB filament)
  • Cricut Maker, Cricut Mug Press, and Cricut Textile Press
  • Sublimation Printer
  • Button Maker
  • Soldering Iron
  • 3 Arduino Unos and 3 Arduino Nanos, along with various input/output devices, resistors, power supplies, etc.
  • 3 Brother CS6000i Sewing Machines
  • Ryobi Cordless Dremel

Onsite software

  • Cricut Premium (for curating and finding Cricut designs)
  • Fusion 360 (for 3D model design)
  • Sketchfab Premium (for hosting and embedding 3D models)

Community Tools

  • Tool Kit (socket wrench and sockets, screwdrivers, wrenches)
  • Rechargable Drill
  • Anvil Vise
  • Bubble Level
  • Calipers
  • Sand Paper
  • Craft Cutter
  • Rulers/Guides
  • Dremel
  • Staple Gun
  • Hacksaws
  • Screwdrivers
  • Clamps
  • Hammer
  • Utility Knives
  • Allen / Hex Keys
  • Wire Strippers
  • Pliers

Crafting 

  • Jewelry making supplies
  • Acrylic paints
  • Card stock
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Hours of Operation

For Winter 2024, beginning January 8, the Fabrication Lab is open from:

  • Monday-Thursday 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday-Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

During these hours, staff can help you learn to use the technologies and assist with projects.

Otherwise by appointment (contact Mattia Fonzo - mfonzo@unb.ca).

 

Fabrication Lab Policies

Please familiarize yourself with our policies and expectations.

Fabrication Lab Lockers are available for rent in the FabLab. Complete a HILRC Locker Application Form_Fillable PDF.pdf and drop it off during open hours. Each locker requires a $10 key deposit. Upon return of the locker year at the end of your rental, you will be given your $10.00 deposit back. For questions about Locker rentals please ask our FabLab staff or contact researchcommons@unb.ca 

FabLab Pricing

Internal Members (UNB Students, Staff and Faculty)
ITEM PRICE
Buttons $0.20 (first 3 free!)
Mugs $6.00
T-shirt $8.00
Cricut Material (4x4) $1.50
Cricut Material (1x12) $1.00
Cricut Material (12x12) $12.00
Heat Transfer Paper (8.5x11) $2.50 per sheet
Sticker Paper (8.5x11) $2.00 per sheet
Filament/3D printing FREE
External Members (Non-UNB Members)
ITEM PRICE
Buttons $0.20 
Mugs $6.00
T-shirt $8.00
Cricut Material (4x4) $2.00
Cricut Material (1x12) $1.25
Cricut Material (12x12) $15.00
Heat Transfer Paper (8.5x11) $2.50 per sheet
Sticker Paper (8.5x11) $2.00 per sheet
Filament/3D printing $30.24 per KG *

*minimum $2.00 purchase

 

Maker Pedagogy

Maker or constructionist pedagogy seeks to express learning in tangible, problem-solving oriented ways. Beyond the technical skills acquired, practices involve developing skills in collaboration, project management, design thinking, and communication. Less tangible but no less important is the confidence gained in working with others and in learning and applying new technologies.  If you are a student or instructor interested in the application of maker pedagogy to your courses and/or assignments, please reach out to Marc Bragdon to discuss: mbragdon@unb.ca.