The FabLab

Open to members

every Thursday and Friday from 2 PM to 6 PM /

Saturdays and Sundays from 2 PM to 7 PM.

Cap Sciences – Hangar 20

Quai de Bacalan – 33300 Bordeaux

The FabLab : the digital manufacturing workshop open to all!

Agenda, réservations, inscriptions aux formations, abonnements… Toutes les infos utiles du FabLab se trouvent juste ici !

Located in the heart of Cap Sciences, the FabLab is a digital manufacturing workshop that gives you access to laser cutting machines and 3D printers. Work on various materials to manufacture almost anything!

The Cap Sciences FabLab is a permanent space open to all. It is a place of experimentation, exchanges, and meetings where you can manufacture, test, prototype, share your skills and learn cultural mediators and other users.

Discover the laboratory, the machines and the organization, and let your creativity run wild!


Our goal is to enable your technical independence and allow you to feel free to explore and realize your project while supporting you in your creative process.


Our offer
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To better understand Cap Sciences FabLab's concepts and help you make the most of its possibilities, different offers are adapted to a range of needs.



Train yourself in the use of Fab Lab machines to be able to use them and carry out your project! 3D printer and laser cutting training courses are offered on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. according to the annual calendar below. Vinyl cutting training will be carried out this year on demand. Do not hesitate to let us know your needs.

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The subscription to the FabLab allows you to follow free training courses: one free training course for a one-month subscription and three for a yearly subscription.

The subscriptions



Do you have an idea, a project? Do you have an object in mind that you want to prototype? The Cap Sciences Fab Lab, a new “open source” place dedicated to DIY and Do it with others from Cap Sciences, offers you its Fab Lab and its tools! 3D printer, vinyl cutter, laser cutter, ... you will find all the tools you need to unleash your creativity and bring your projects to life!

After being trained, you will be free to book and use:

    • The laser cutter, to engrave or cut everything;
    • The 3D printer, to prototype and manufacture 3D objects
    • The vinyl cutter, to create the stickers of your choice;
    • The hot press, to create the sexiest T-Shirts;
    • Arduino kits, to try your hand at electronics;
    • Makey Makey to hack your keyboard, soldering irons to boost your old electronic toys, a coffee machine to warm you up.

If you want to reserve a machine, this is where it happens! Please note: you will not be able to reserve a machine if you have not received the necessary training.

You can reserve the machines directly, or benefit from a preferential rate by subscribing for a month or a year. But beware ! The subscription commits you to document your creations and share them under a Creative Commons license.

Do not hesitate to come and discover the place, the organization, the machines take advantage of it to stimulate your sense of creativity!

Discover our FabLab Discovery Offer dedicated to professionals and awaken the creativity of your employees! 

Discover our Team-Building workshops

Discover the FabLab's travelling offer!

Discover our travelling workshop La Fabrique à projets

Discover our offer for young people and/or job seekers.

Springboard program

The trades programs

Agenda, reservations, training registrations, subscriptions... All the useful FAB LAB information can be found right here!

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As part of its economic development policy, the city of Bordeaux supports local players in order to optimize the emergence and incubation of projects, combine skills, and encourage collaboration, innovation and creativity.


In this sense, the City of Bordeaux and Cap Sciences are developing a partnership which aims to establish Bordeaux as a territory of excellence in terms of the mediation of culture and knowledge, the dissemination of the spirit of innovation and business creation.


Since 2014, the “Innovation Residences” have offered support for product or service prototyping to project leaders, as well as customer/user feedback, and multimedia marketing engineering. This approach makes it possible to adapt or even redirect the project before moving on to business creation, thus optimizing its chances of success.

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The FabLab in pictures...