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The Fab Lab at Lake Michigan College is an open access digital fabrication studio and collaborative workshop. We provide access to information, tools, software and space for anyone who has an interest to learn and create. The Fab Lab provides open access to design software, laser cutters, 3D printers, vinyl cutters, woodshop, sewing machines, embroidery machine, CNC router, a welding booth, and various hand tools. For more information about the Fab Lab 
including educational resources, detailed equipment list, materials and suppliers refer to our LMC Fab Lab Manual.

We are happy to host or help plan workshops for all ages and interests. Please contact us at fablab@lakemichigancollege.edu  to learn more.

When is the Fab Lab open?
Monday through Thursday 2 pm – 8 pm, Saturdays Noon – 3pm
(The Fab Lab will be closed when the Benton Harbor Campus is closed. Open Lab Hours are subject to change based on events/workshops held in the Lab. Follow us on Facebook for updates.)

Where is the Fab Lab?
The Fab Lab is located within the Hanson Technology Center at Lake Michigan College’s Benton Harbor Campus

Who can come to the Fab Lab?
Open to all makers, ages 8 to 108. We do ask that minors on campus have the appropriate supervision while in the Fab Lab (see chart in the LMC Fab Lab Manual PDF).  Super User members do get priority reservations on the equipment. Other than that, it is first come, first served.  Workshops and Camps will have the appropriate ages listed.

How much does it cost to use the Fab Lab?
The Fab Lab is free to use for all makers in our area. However, we do have to charge to run certain equipment. Super User Memberships are available for purchase (on a monthly basis) for priority, no cost reservations.  Tech support is also included in the monthly fee.  Email fablab@lakemichigancollege.edu to learn more.

For details please refer to the online LMC Fab Lab Manual

Fab Lab  - Think it | Make it

laser cutters | 3D printers | vinyl cutters | woodshop | CNC router | hand tools | Adobe Creative Suite software | serger | embroidery machine | walking foot sewing machine

Get inspired at Fab Lab workshops!


Whether you know exactly what you want to create but aren’t sure how to get started, or you’re familiar with the tools but aren’t sure what to make, you’ll be interested in these low-cost, hands-on workshops.

Workshop registration details on EventBrite

Hanson Technology Center at Lake Michigan College
2755 East Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, Michigan

Questions? (269) 927-1000 x3602