The Deusto FabLab is a center for creativity, innovation and development for the design of new products, services and experiences, which depends on the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Deusto and is closely linked to the Degree in Industrial Design.
The FabLab Deusto is part of a worldwide network of over 550 laboratories innovaciónequipados manufacturing and digital manufacturing machines and technologies for the production of objects. They began comoun MIT project -Massachusetts Institute of Technology- and have become a global network of people who inquire about a new mode of production that affects all levels of the professional world of design, architecture, engineering, industry and social innovation.
A FabLab is therefore more than just a digital fabrication laboratory consists of a set deimpresoras 3D prototyping and other technologies. "FabLab" is a concept in itself, in which all loslaboratorios in the network share technology, knowledge and designs and collaborate across international defronteras. So, if we go into our Deusto FabLab, we must be able to produce the same objects that have already been made in Boston, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Nairobi. A consecuenciade all this is that the essence of a FabLab emanates from the collaboration.
Another feature that defines a FabLab is that public access is essential, since one of its goals is to democratize access to tools for personal expression and invention. Currently, the Deusto FabLab is the only FabLab active in Euskadi, and also has the distinction of being established within the Bilbao Campus of the University of Deusto, who brings more than 8,000 students and 1,200 workers from various disciplines ( Engineering, Law, Business Administration, Education ...).
As a result of all this, the Deusto FabLab is a trigger of the investigation, to be an engine for the implementation of new methodologies and to develop new ideas and working models.