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. Community Integration- Companies, startups, and individuals make use of our technology and human resources to develop and prototype projects at a competitive price.

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 Seminars/ 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
  • Vinyl cutting
Rafael Vargas
Fab Lab Coordinator
Moises Gonzalez Vazquez
Lab Technician 2
Fernando Irizarry
Research Assistant
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