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Fabrication Lab

The second node in UNB's makerspace ecosystem (see UNB Makerspace), the Fabrication Lab 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. 




  • 6 Original Prusa I3 MK3S+ 3D printers
  • Einscan SE 3D Scanner
  • Crowley Overhead Document Scanner
  • Cricut Maker, Cricut Mug Press, and Cricut Textile Press
  • Button Maker
  • Soldering Iron
  • Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine
  • Ryobi Rotari Tool

Onsite software

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

Community Tools

  • Tool Kit (socket wrench and sockets, screwdrivers, wrenches)
  • Rechargable Drill
  • Anvil Vise
  • Bubble Level
  • Raspberry Pi 4
  • Helping Hands
  • Gitial Calipers
  • Belt Sander
  • Craft Cutter
  • Rulers/Guides
  • USB Charger(s)
  • Dremel
  • Staple Gun
  • Mini Hacksaw
  • Mini Screwdrivers
  • Clamps
  • Hammer
  • Utility Knives
  • Allen / Hex Keys
  • Wire Strippers


  • Jewelry making supplies
  • Acrylic paints
  • Card stock



Hours of Operation

Beginning April 19, 2022, during exams and into summer, the Fabrication Lab is open for UNB community members from:

  • Monday-Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Otherwise open by appointment (contact Marc Bragdon -

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 has a $15.00 annual fee and 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 

Fix it Mondays, 2-5pm every Monday, Winter 2022 (now ended)

green event

A UNB Sustainability Green Certified Event.
What's old is new again (Sustainability blog post)