Building 245 Dwyer St, City of Knowledge, Panama City, Panama, 00000, Panama
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The lab is located in a former military base (Ft. Clayton) that at the turnover of the canal in the year 2000 came under new management by the NGO City of Knowledge. The building itself is an old truck bay with 30' high ceilings and is roughly 400m2. One side of the lab opens completely so you can work outdoors while in a roofed warehouse. The equipment in the lab is placed there through donations and partnerships through which the owners also agree to give classes to train apprentices and interns as well as maintain the machinery. Our partners each have over 40 years experience working in their areas including world-renown jewelry design and motor and engine repair and fabrication with the Panama Canal. Currently classes are given at the lab in arduino, building prototypes using digital to physical technology (3d printers, laser cutters, CNC), equipment training for using lathes and mills and carpentry workshops. Some of our partners work with disabled communities and host training workshops at the lab for blind and disabled people. Currently we are also helping the Ministry of Health establish standards for prostheses for upper extremities printed in the country.

Lab Capabilities
  • Impresión 3D
  • Fresado CNC
  • Producción de circuitos
  • Corte y grabado laser
  • Fresado de precisión
  • Cortadora de vinilo
Matthew Hotsko
Lab Coordinator
Montserrat Ciges
Fab Academy instructor
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