Fab lab encourages engineering students to “do it yourself”
Categorie(s) : Education, Life @ MINATEC, News
Published : 7 June 2021
The new fab lab at Grenoble INP – Phelma, UGA is home to an array of computer-controlled and other equipment including 3D printers and machining, folding, and cutting tools. Students will find everything they need to build whatever they need for their engineering projects at the fab lab! the 50 sq. m lab on the fifth floor of the Phelma building is managed by Jean-Paul Robert, who was brought on to get things up and running.
His mission is to help engineering students “learn by making,” specifically by showing them how to use the tools correctly and safely. Whether a student needs to build an axis, housing, turbine, propeller, or plastic part, it is sure to become a valuable educational activity at the fab lab.
The school’s original fab lab, which is about half the size of the new one, is still open and will be used for more complex, hazard-prone experiments that will be carried out solely by the lab manager.