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FabLab membership is FREE for all MCC students and employees! Membership is also available to community members for a small fee.

The FabLab is a maker space full of tools, technology, and training -- what you can create there is limitless.

In the FabLab, you can conceptualize, design, develop, fabricate and test almost anything. Whether you are a student, artist, engineer, tinkerer or inventor, the FabLab has the tools to make your craft better!

We boast several prototyping technologies, 3-D scanning, metal working, an array of woodworking equipment, welding equipment and many other types of tools and technologies including a fully capable computer-assisted drafting and design (CADD) lab and 3-D printing lab.

FabLab tools

  • Metalworking tools: MIG welder, manual lathe, manual mill, band saw etc.
  • Woodworking tools: Compound mitre saw, planer, wood lathe, jointer etc.
  • Programmable/automated machinery: CNC router and two laser engravers
  • Prototyping: 3-D printing, 3-D scanning, CADD software
  • Hand and power tools: Saws, drills, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers etc.

About the FabLab

  • The FabLab is located in Room ET 150 at Metropolitan Community College's Penn Valley campus located at 3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
  • It is open to all MCC students, MCC employees, students from other colleges and the community at large.
  • FabLab is open Monday - Thursday, 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
In order to use the FabLab, you must attend an orientation/safety class, which will cover general lab safety, tool and machine usage, and FabLab rules. See calendar below for orientation dates and times.
  • Contact FabLab for additional information about membership, pricing and safety policies.

To learn more about the FabLab, contact lab technician Jen Dec by emailing Check out our Google calendar below for orientation dates and times.

FabLab Calendar