The Fàbrica del Sol Fab Lab is a public service that empowers members of the public in the use of new digital manufacturing technologies. Within the Fab Lab Network, the actions of this facility are based on sustainability.
The fab lab is located inside Fàbrica del Sol, a City Council building listed as a cultural asset of local interest. The building, which was originally built as part of the Fàbrica Catalana de Gas company’s headquarters, was refurbished to embody the transition from an old industrial culture to a new approach to the use of technologies based on knowledge and respect for the natural energy, matter and water cycles, of which we all form a part.
This further promotes the development at Fàbrica del Sol of projects to help improve people’s quality of life in the area of energy self-sufficiency, as well as projects linked to the circular economy.
Any project can be redesigned from the point of view of sustainability by means of eco-design and energy saving criteria. These might include, for example, avoiding buying materials to make the projects, as reusing materials helps prevent waste and turns it into a new resource.
The facility features an open-plan area, with 3D printers, digital embroidery and sewing machines, a laminator and a vinyl stamping machine, facilitating collaborative work, where exhibitions and manufacturing and training workshops can be held. It also includes a Workshop Space where you can find large-format manufacturing technologies, such as a laser cutting machine, a CNC miller, an electric mitre saw, a plastic injector and much more.
At the Fab Labs we bring technology closer to people we provide support for projects we share knowledge by making qualified people available to you together with the necessary machinery.
Machinery the Fab Lab is equipped with
- Sigma BCN3D 3D FDM printer
- RepRap BCN3D+ 3D FDM printer
- BCN3D Lux DLP printer
- TRAVIN plastic injector
- Plastic grinder
ENGRAVING AND CUTTING
- PC/80KII laser cutter
- Roland camm-1 GS-24 vinyl cutter
- Roland MDX-40 precision mill
- Brother PR655 digital embroidery machine
- Singer Promise sewing machine
- Textile vinyl plate
- Manual and electric woodworking tools
- Educational robotics learning kits (Arduino, Microbit, Makey-Makey, etc.)
- TIG soldering iron
- Manual woodworking lathe
- Conventional oven
- XYZprinting 3D scanner
- GTP-S GLOBAL standard vacuum membrane press
- TEKA HE 621 conventional oven
- Makita MLS 100 circular saw
- Makita MLT 100 circular table saw
- Bosch PDB 40 bench drill
- Makita electric drill
- Heat gun
- Wood saw
- Metal hand saw
- Wood scrapers
- Electric soldering irons
- Dremel multitool
- Educational robotics learning kits (Arduino, Microbit, Makey-Makey)
- Tin soldering iron
- Electronic components: resistors, motors, capacitors, wiring, etc.
Brother PR655 digital embroidery machine
Manual and electric woodworking tools
TEKA HE 621 conventional oven
Roland MDX-40 precision mill
Sigma BCN3D 3D FDM printer
Impressora 3D FDM – RepRap BCN3D+
Impressora DLP – BCN3D Lux
Injector de plàstic – TRAVIN
Educational robotics learning kits
Textile vinyl plate
Makita MLS 100 circular saw
PC/80KII laser cutter
Roland camm-1 GS-24 vinyl cutter
Manual woodworking lathe
Bosch PDB 40 bench drill