Empowering the world to create and innovate.
The first makerspace.
Our founder Stijn started his journey in FabLabs and fell in love with enabling students make their own projects. As a lecturer at the Erasmus highschool in Brussels, Belgium he launched the idea to build a makerspace inside the highschool.
After seeing the impact of giving highschool students access to digital fabrication tools. Stijn wanted to take it a step further. The result is FabLab Erpe-Mere, a makerspace between an elementary and secondary school, giving all children access to the machines the lab is equipped with
FabLab Factory's birth!
After a career of 12 years as a lecturer in Belgium, Fablab Factory founder Stijn De Mil decided to quit his job and became an entrepreneur in education with a focus on STEAM. FabLab Factory is focused on providing digital fabrication machinery to companies, schools and individuals.
FabLab in librairies?
FabLab Factory saw the potential in rebrighten librairies, by equipping them with a small Makercorner. FabLib was born!
Learn Make Share.
Another part of the story in libraries is Learn Make Share, our all-in-one online learning platform. With LMS, we want to lower the bar for anyone (young or old) that wants to start creating.
Lowering the bar for creating.
We noticed that every machine used their own software. This was a big cause for the steep learning curve related to designing and fabricating your own projects. We started creating a 2D design and fabricating platform as a side project, called ‘SVG editor’. Easy to use, browser based and compatibility with lots of machines were fundamental aspects we want to tackle.
Becoming a software company
In the background, the fist concepts of the SVG-editor has improved due to effort of external partners. We saw that it was time to shift our focus of our business and decided to start working on the project in-house.
We're getting closer
Since our in-house knowledge started to grow, we were able to shift to the next level regarding features and user experience. We also started with developing custom integrations for machines we resell in cooperation with the manufacturers.
MakerStudio Beta launch
Whoop whoop! This. Is. The. Moment!
We launched our 2D design and fabrication tool and named it MakerStudio. This is only the start of an awesome journey that awaits us.
Contact the team!
Questions or ideas to cooperate? Don’t hesitate to drop us a message!