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Fab Lab UPR
Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Río Piedras, Escuela de Arquitectura, San Juan, 00931, Puerto Rico
1-787-764-0000 ext. 87881 rafael.vargas2@upr.edu
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Fab Lab UPR provides the adequate tools, technology, and personnel for making, prototyping and researching in an academic environment. Fab Lab UPR focuses in providing a collaborative platform able to host architects, engineers, designers, makers, researchers, students, and innovators from the institution, as well as the integration of external community collaborators in a centre for project development.

The Fab Lab at the School of Architecture in the University of Puerto Rico, aims at technology like: 3d printers, vinyl cutters, laser cutters, CNCs, and manual tools to facilitate research, creation and invention by supporting a multidisciplinary / collaborative environment in the Rio Piedras Campus, in San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico. Fab Lab UPR provides:

1. Research Lab: Fab Lab UPR provides the space and equipment for specialized curricular courses, thesis and research for undergraduate/ graduate students and instructors.

2. Architecture School Model Making: Various digital fabrication technologies (CNC, Laser, and 3d printer) are available for rapid prototyping and tooling of both, traditional and experimental architectural models for design studios and other supplementary courses.

3. Integration of ESMAT (Structures and Materials Laboratory): Different research, courses, and external projects that are heavily influenced by digital fabrication, have the added benefit of the Laboratory for Structures and Materials as a branch of the Fab Lab, with an emerging and ever growing library of materials and construction methods.

4. Workshops and Seminaries/ External Education: The Fab Lab UPR integrates external collaborations and continued education workshops in topics relating to entrepreneurship, innovation, and research in architecture and design.

Lab Capabilities
  • 3D printing
  • CNC-Milling
  • Laser
  • Precision milling
Employees
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Rafael Vargas
Fab Lab Coordinator
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Moises Gonzalez Vazquez
Lab Technician 2

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