Working with the FabLab


An incubator for ideas and a place to engage people’s imaginations, the UVM FabLab makes rapid-prototyping tools available to UVM students and faculty. The lab provides the opportunity for interaction in developing and testing innovative products and designs. We encourage projects that support research, innovation and creativity, and student work that is supported by coursework and professors.

We provide digital fabrication technology and services for UVM courses, research, faculty and students.  Additionally the facility includes soldering stations and microcontrollers to support student hands-on projects. The lab is staffed daily by student employees who are in undergraduate engineering programs.

The UVM FabLab is funded by the Dean’s Office of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

For CEMS and Studio Art Students:

The bookstore has the following FabLab supplies:
  • Uprint PLA filament
  • Wood
  • Cardboard
Students should contact a FabLab Staff member before purchasing material. In some instances you may need to purchase the material you want on your own. Come talk to us first to find out.


Before you make a ticket we highly encourage you to come in and talk with us in person and show us the file you want to print or laser cut. This way we can make you aware of any obvious problems with the file that might slow down the process of making your project.

Note that you should submit your project 5-10 business days in advance of when your project is due, this is to account for issues that might come up with your file. If you think you may need to print more than one draft, plan accordingly.

We do not fabricate weapons or weapon parts. 

Large files need to be sent over UVM fileshare

You’ll have to fill in your contact information and some details about the part you are printing, for example:

Which machine is needed for your project?
Is this for a class or SEED project?
Are there any special instructions for making this part?
Email the file to us at

Please name your file: netId_partName_iteration.fileExtension                         (ex: fablab_carwheel_1.stl)

In your email with the attached file, please include:

  • First & Last name
  • Email address
  • NetID (not the 95#)
  • Class number (ex. ARTS 144)
  • Instructor last name

For CEMS Faculty:

Please review our SOP for Class Assignments for guidelines on how to work with the FabLab and the machines we have available. We would love to present to your class! To arrange a class presentation covering how to work with the FabLab and the resources we have available, contact us at

For UVM Students and Faculty outside of CEMS and Studio Art:

Please send a note with a description of your project to

We look forward to hearing from you!

Equipment on site includes:

    • CAD/CAM software
    • 3D Printing
    • Laser Cutting and Engraving
    • Solder Station and sewing machine (closed during the pandemic)

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