Fabrication Lab

A community makerspace with a host of public resources to bring your creative vision to life.

Opening hours

A popup Fabrication Lab is now open on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons in the Business Studio,

The Edge Level 1 has now reopened but, due to flooding impacts, the Fabrication Lab at The Edge remains closed until further notice.

A popup Fabrication Lab is open on Thursday evenings and Saturdays afternoon in the Business Studio, (behind reception in the main State Library building) with a selection of resources available for use.

OPEN Thursday 5-8pm, Saturday 12-5pm 


Check the What's On listings for more info - slq.qld.gov.au or sign up for The Edge enews - slq.qld.gov.au/about-us/contact-us/stay-in-touch.

In order to book and use resources you must:

Lab resources

Laser cutter

Cut or engrave your own designs using our Trotec Rayjet 300 Laser Cutter/ Engraver.  Inductions required: Fabrication Lab General Induction, Laser Induction

3D Printers

Quickly turn concepts into 3D models with our Prusa i3 MK3 3D printer. Inductions required: Fabrication Lab General Induction, 3D Printer Induction

Clean Lab Desk

Need some bench space to spread out and work on your project? Come use ours - no bookings required.  

Sewing machines

Book a reliable classic Bernina 700 Record series sewing machine or 700D Overlocker for your latest fashion project. Inductions required: Fabrication Lab General Induction, Sewing Induction


Don't have a computer to layout your laser job? Need to design a model for the 3D printers? No worries. Book a HP Probook 645 G4 running Windows 10 Pro, installed with Corel Draw 2017, Vcarve (makerspace client edition), Fusion360, Gimp, Inkscape, Meshmixer and Prusaslicer.

Vinyl cutter

Cut adhesive signage like a pro on our ROLAND CAMM-1 GS 24 vinyl cutter.  Inductions required: Fabrication Lab General Induction

Electronics bench

Access a range of tools and diagnostic equipment for electronic prototyping. Inductions required: Fabrication Lab General Induction, Electronics Bench Induction

CNC Router

Accurately cut intricate tool paths using our Multicam 2412 CNC Route.  Inductions required: Fabrication Lab General Induction, CNC Router Induction

Material prices

We stock a range of materials for purchase including 3D printer plastic, acrylic, plywood and speciality plywood for the laser cutter and CNC. All materials are sourced and tested to ensure the best results. Ask our staff about making a purchase upon your visit.

If you would like to use other materials please check with staff prior to your booking.

What's on

Never used the tools in the Fabrication Lab before? That's okay.

We run regular General and Equipment Inductions to provide you with the skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently use our resources.

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