What is FabLab?
A FabLab is typically equipped with an array of flexible computer-controlled tools that cover several different length scales and various materials, with the aim to make “almost anything”.
A Fablab is also a platform for learning and innovation: a place to play, to create, to learn, to mentor, to invent. To be a Fab Lab means connecting to a global community of learners, educators, technologists, researchers, makers and innovators.
a knowledge sharing network that spans 30 countries.
Originally designed for communities as prototyping platforms for local entrepreneurship, Fab Labs are increasingly being adopted by schools as platforms for project-based, hands-on STEM education.
Children learn by designing and creating objects of personal interest or import. Empowered by the experience of making something themselves, they both learn and mentor each other, gaining deep knowledge about the machines, the materials, the design process, and the engineering that goes into invention and innovation.
European School FabLab has the following equipment:
- Laser Cutter;
- 3D Printers;
- CNC Milling;
- Vinyl Cutter;
- UV Printer;
- Vacuum Former;
- Thermo Presses;
- Industrial Robot Arms;
- Electronics Table;
- Other tools for inventions and handwork.
Project supported and managed by innovation consulting and management company Future Laboratory.
The laser cutter allows cutting and engraving on the tree, leather, acrylic, metal, cardboard and other types of material.
The students use their imagination to create such things as: Curtain sized furniture, high-tech equipment, accessories and more.
3D printer is a programmable device,which allows pupils to create the initial work prototypes of their own inventions.
The machine gives you the opportunity to create almost all kinds of small items that will be bottled with special printing materials.
CNC Router is a 3D programmable machine,which works on wood, organic glass, metal and other solid materials.
The pupils create such prototypes with precision that can not be created by hand or need a very long time.
The equipment is also used to prepare the molds, with which students can produce their own products.
Plotter is one of the future machine , with automatic draw of digital illustration, also cut out the stickers.
The device is used for that pupils can pack their prototypes visually with different sticker.
|Eco solvent Printer
The eco solvent printer is one of the most massive device, which prints on high quality banner, sticker and other materials. Students use the printer for improve their visuals in the process of producing the prototypes.
The vacuum forming device is mainly designed for the preparation of identical plastics of any type of mold or any item. Using the vacuum former pupils prepare molds for chocolate, silicone shapes and other types of products.
For the first time in the European School in Georgia the introduction of the training of industrial robots took place, through which the pupils propose such processes using this robots, such as the production process of Mercedes-Benz, BMW and other well-known companies.
UV (UltraViolet) printer is a widely used device that can print on any flat surface : draw a colored print on wood, acrylic and many other materials.
Students use the printer for improve their visuals in the process of producing the prototypes.
|Embroidery and Sewing machine
Using a embroidery and sewing machine, pupils are able to work on fabrics and leathers to create cloth, accessories : draw a digitally made drawing on fabric using colored thread.Most importantly, the equipment can be used to pack the prototype product.