The Fablab (i.e., fabrication laboratory) movement was born in the beginning of the 21st century and quickly spread around the world. These workshops are designed to show people how digital technology can be used to fabricate “almost anything from almost nothing” to improve the quality of life. For this, the Fablab can use almost any material, from plywood and matboard to metal and plastic, and various technologies.
The first Fablab in Russia was established at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS (NUST MISIS). It now offers a master’s program in digital manufacturing. This image gallery, by NUST MISIS, offers a glimpse of some of the laboratory’s projects that could become part of the home of the future.