January, 2023:  FAB Works has moved to Engineering Tower – 3rd floor, Room 304!  

We are open Monday – Friday 8a – 5p.  Email ucifabworks@gmail.com to request training or equipment availability.  Phones are still in the process of being relocated.


 Hourly rate varies depending on equipment; see the list here.  Non-UCI users will pay 30% more than UCI-affiliated rates.

Offering experiential learning opportunities, FABWorks is a facility that reinvents the way people create and innovate. As part of UCl’s Institute for Design and Manufacturing Innovation (IDMI) in the Samueli School of Engineering, FABWorks offers space in the Calit2 Building where users can design and fabricate almost anything, providing access to a host of machines and technical staff ready to offer machine training and design help.

Among FABWorks’ prosumer grade (above consumer grade) equipment are 3-D printers and scanners, networked computer-controlled milling machines, laser cutters, electronics development and diagnostics equipment, industrial sewing machines and more. The FABWorks space offers expanded opportunities for those interested in hands-on, advanced-manufacturing experience and creates a hub where creativity can propel next-generation technologies.

 To contact us for information or to schedule a reservation, you may email or call us.  You can learn about our equipment using the drop-down menu below.  Email or call to check availability and send us a reservation request.  Please be aware that this is a lab space and as such, closed toed shoes and long pants are a requirement.  If you are a new user to FAB Works you will be asked to read and sign the Access Agreement Form

e-mail: ucifabworks@gmail.com

University of California, Irvine
Engineering Tower – Room 304
Irvine, CA 92697-2800