Fablab Puebla

Blvrd del Niño Poblano, Reserva Territorial Atlixcáyotl, Concepción Guadalupe, 72450 Puebla

Fab Lab Atelier universitaire Espace de coworking

Superficie 10000 m²

Ouvert en Mars 2014

Type de structure university institute

Exploré en Juin 2018


We are hiring! Look at our news below for more information.

Fablab Puebla is a space inside of the Ibero Puebla University that is focused on giving assistance to students, entrepreneurs and small businesses; investigating new ways in which we can make digital fabrication, and teaching courses in different levels of complexity and for a very open range of public.

Thématiques principales

Design Education Electronique Mode & textile Alimentaire Mobilier & maison Santé & bien-être Industrie & innovation Science & biologie Initiatives sociales & solidaires Technologie - machines & outils

Cet atelier est fait pour les :

Etudiant.es Petites & moyennes entreprises Seniors Ecoles & universités Organisations publiques Associations Grandes entreprises Makers hobbyistes Grand public Toute personne & toute organisation ! Entrepreneur.es Artisans Artistes

We are hiring ! Join our team to explore new areas of digital fabrication ;-)

Technology Clay procedure: We are looping for a maker that knows about clay but also CNC machine usage. For example router cnc for developing molds, 3D printing in clay (setting and using a 3D Potter). Experience in both fields is desired but with experience in one at least, 3D modeling, and the desire for learning is enough.

Textiles of the future: We are looping for a maker in experience with Cixing machines for textile weaving. Also desired habilities in 3D modelling, bioplastics and modern techniques of producing textiles.

If you are interested, don’t hesitate to send us your curriculum and portfolio at alberto.camacho@iberopuebla.mx !

Notre atelier en détails

Découvrez en plus sur notre espace, nos membres, nos machines & services !

This project is like a soccer game. You need a team to achieve great challenges, either personal with the self development the sport brings you, but also collective, by relying on the complementary skills of the players.

This metaphor was used by the president of the University Iberoamericana de Puebla to describe IDIT, the structure where the fablab was born, during its 10th years celebration event. Even if the first stone was put down in 2008, it became real in 2014 when Janvier Sanchez and Aristarco Cortes took the leadership of this Institute of Design and Technological Innovation. Their experiences in social economy programs for cities helped them to fulfill the president vision: to create a place which transforms education and supports small business development.

4 years later, if you push the doors of the 10000 m2 of the institute, don’t look for the Fablab Puebla in a dedicated space. It is everywhere. It became the cornerstone of the IDIT organisation divided in 4 main specific areas : an incubator for entrepreneurs, an innovation department, a company project department and a social economy laboratory. Even if it belongs to the company projects department, it quickly became essential for all activities, making the link between areas through each project. Its main challenges : making students learning by doing on real company projects and helping adults to develop their business. Every maker-player can learn there new skills and new ways to develop their project and improve society.

Their strong commitment and past successes push them to go further : they are developing new fablabs in poor and violent Mexican districts to help citizens to overcome their conditions and to develop local businesses. Want a scoop ? An urban living lab, a blog and a senior program are also in the pipelines 😉

Once you enter in the IDIT building and you see that the fablab is omnipresent as machines are everywhere in the 10 000m2, once you ask people where you can find the team of the FabLab and that the answer you get is : « You can find some of the team at university giving courses to students, some others coaching small companies about digital fabrication, and the rest in the lab helping makers and working on the research activity of the lab » you won’t trust me if I tell you the FabLab team is only made of 2 people : Luis, a designer, and Rolando, an engineer, two former students of IBERO University. « Today, we do the work of a least 4 people ».

But thanks to the very close proximity to the university, each year, approximately 8 students, who received scholarships, are helping them in the research activity.

Both Luis and Rolando are focus on having an impact on people lives by sharing their knowledges and giving access to the machine so « anyone can model the future ».

In practical terms, to reach this goal, they are working on three areas :
- Education, with standardized teaching programs inspired by the Fab Academy courses and adapted to the public like the student of the university and the public from outside. - Small business development to help entrepreneurs or poor citizens to prototype and launch their business. In 2017, in the context of the challenging « Yo compro poblano » project supported by IDIT and the municipality government, they assisted 80 small companies about digital fabrications. - Research to find innovative process (ceramic crafts development, textiles, …) by replicating existing processes with the help of digital machines and then looking for the new way to improve it. One goal is to produce new educational programs and to develop skills they can sell to companies.

Face to the success of the lab, they are improving the way they are working before growing their activity.

By being very active inside the university through its education programs, the Fablab mainly attracts students (70%) and teachers (10%). In 2017, 10 to 50 students came each month to do projects for their own, for the lab or for the IDIT project department. They often came either to validate internships or to work for the Social Service, a community service that benefits to marginalized sectors of society which consists of Mexican students enrolled in higher education.

What is very surprising is that last year 60% of the students who used the lab came from outside the IBERO university in which the lab is settled. In fact, students from universities such as industrial UEDS or Monterrey schools came because they have no machine to practice either due to a lack of means or because they are not allowed to use it. In a way, the results might be explained by the fact they better measure the chance to have access to the impressive machine park!

Finally, 20% of the users are small companies who need to do prototypes and who learn digital fabrication thanks to the dedicated education program given by the Fablab team.

In addition to the animation of its own community, the fablab is involved in the FabLat network. First, he coachs new FabLabs like Fablab Analco located in Puebla. And then, he works with Fablabs from Peru, Colombia and Costa Rica on FabCraft project whose objective is to find a way to combine digital and craft work without loosing the essence of the tradition and to allow craftsman to sell their knowledge and products through internet.

In the future, the lab has the ambition to be even more active in the international Fablab network by welcoming a FABx. And more precisely the FAB17!

Fablab Puebla benefits from IDIT lucrative structure which is funded 20% by the university budget and 80% by private incomes made by the institute activities. Salaries of the team are supported by the organisation such as spaces, electricity and machines.

The incomes mainly stem from social programs created by fondations or government. For instance, the current and most important program is “Yo compro poblano”(“I buy local”), a Puebla program which aims to develop 300 business cooperatives located in the most conflicted and poorest area of the city. 35 persons were hired in IDIT to coach entrepreneurs. Fablab is teaching them how to use machines and to develop their activity with digital fabrication. For instance, they helped a local shampoo provider to reduce the containers costs by 70% thanks to digital fabrication. The second major program is the development of fablabs in poor cities, funded by US embassy, which targets to reproduce the “Yo compro poblano” in these cities thanks to fablab structures.

The second source of incomes comes from the big companies projects. 4 years ago, a company project department was created to fit the needs of private sector which was unexpectedly interested by the Fablab services. Nowadays major contracts provide running research incomes, such as the one with Volkswagen for the creation of an exoskeleton made in the lab by engineers of IDIT. The support to small and large businesses brought them also long term revenues with the creation of patents.

The freedom allows by this economic context enables and supports Fablab Puebla team to experiment new activities (such a platform to buy their products) and to imagine new products (like 3D printing with textiles) which fit with the values and vision of the institute.

This project is like a soccer game. You need a team to achieve great challenges, either personal with the self development the sport brings you, but also collective, by relying on the complementary skills of the players.

This metaphor was used by the president of the University Iberoamericana de Puebla to describe IDIT, the structure where the fablab was born, during its 10th years celebration event. Even if the first stone was put down in 2008, it became real in 2014 when Janvier Sanchez and Aristarco Cortes took the leadership of this Institute of Design and Technological Innovation. Their experiences in social economy programs for cities helped them to fulfill the president vision: to create a place which transforms education and supports small business development.

4 years later, if you push the doors of the 10000 m2 of the institute, don’t look for the Fablab Puebla in a dedicated space. It is everywhere. It became the cornerstone of the IDIT organisation divided in 4 main specific areas : an incubator for entrepreneurs, an innovation department, a company project department and a social economy laboratory. Even if it belongs to the company projects department, it quickly became essential for all activities, making the link between areas through each project. Its main challenges : making students learning by doing on real company projects and helping adults to develop their business. Every maker-player can learn there new skills and new ways to develop their project and improve society.

Their strong commitment and past successes push them to go further : they are developing new fablabs in poor and violent Mexican districts to help citizens to overcome their conditions and to develop local businesses. Want a scoop ? An urban living lab, a blog and a senior program are also in the pipelines 😉

Once you enter in the IDIT building and you see that the fablab is omnipresent as machines are everywhere in the 10 000m2, once you ask people where you can find the team of the FabLab and that the answer you get is : « You can find some of the team at university giving courses to students, some others coaching small companies about digital fabrication, and the rest in the lab helping makers and working on the research activity of the lab » you won’t trust me if I tell you the FabLab team is only made of 2 people : Luis, a designer, and Rolando, an engineer, two former students of IBERO University. « Today, we do the work of a least 4 people ».

But thanks to the very close proximity to the university, each year, approximately 8 students, who received scholarships, are helping them in the research activity.

Both Luis and Rolando are focus on having an impact on people lives by sharing their knowledges and giving access to the machine so « anyone can model the future ».

In practical terms, to reach this goal, they are working on three areas :
- Education, with standardized teaching programs inspired by the Fab Academy courses and adapted to the public like the student of the university and the public from outside. - Small business development to help entrepreneurs or poor citizens to prototype and launch their business. In 2017, in the context of the challenging « Yo compro poblano » project supported by IDIT and the municipality government, they assisted 80 small companies about digital fabrications. - Research to find innovative process (ceramic crafts development, textiles, …) by replicating existing processes with the help of digital machines and then looking for the new way to improve it. One goal is to produce new educational programs and to develop skills they can sell to companies.

Face to the success of the lab, they are improving the way they are working before growing their activity.

By being very active inside the university through its education programs, the Fablab mainly attracts students (70%) and teachers (10%). In 2017, 10 to 50 students came each month to do projects for their own, for the lab or for the IDIT project department. They often came either to validate internships or to work for the Social Service, a community service that benefits to marginalized sectors of society which consists of Mexican students enrolled in higher education.

What is very surprising is that last year 60% of the students who used the lab came from outside the IBERO university in which the lab is settled. In fact, students from universities such as industrial UEDS or Monterrey schools came because they have no machine to practice either due to a lack of means or because they are not allowed to use it. In a way, the results might be explained by the fact they better measure the chance to have access to the impressive machine park!

Finally, 20% of the users are small companies who need to do prototypes and who learn digital fabrication thanks to the dedicated education program given by the Fablab team.

In addition to the animation of its own community, the fablab is involved in the FabLat network. First, he coachs new FabLabs like Fablab Analco located in Puebla. And then, he works with Fablabs from Peru, Colombia and Costa Rica on FabCraft project whose objective is to find a way to combine digital and craft work without loosing the essence of the tradition and to allow craftsman to sell their knowledge and products through internet.

In the future, the lab has the ambition to be even more active in the international Fablab network by welcoming a FABx. And more precisely the FAB17!

Fablab Puebla benefits from IDIT lucrative structure which is funded 20% by the university budget and 80% by private incomes made by the institute activities. Salaries of the team are supported by the organisation such as spaces, electricity and machines.

The incomes mainly stem from social programs created by fondations or government. For instance, the current and most important program is “Yo compro poblano”(“I buy local”), a Puebla program which aims to develop 300 business cooperatives located in the most conflicted and poorest area of the city. 35 persons were hired in IDIT to coach entrepreneurs. Fablab is teaching them how to use machines and to develop their activity with digital fabrication. For instance, they helped a local shampoo provider to reduce the containers costs by 70% thanks to digital fabrication. The second major program is the development of fablabs in poor cities, funded by US embassy, which targets to reproduce the “Yo compro poblano” in these cities thanks to fablab structures.

The second source of incomes comes from the big companies projects. 4 years ago, a company project department was created to fit the needs of private sector which was unexpectedly interested by the Fablab services. Nowadays major contracts provide running research incomes, such as the one with Volkswagen for the creation of an exoskeleton made in the lab by engineers of IDIT. The support to small and large businesses brought them also long term revenues with the creation of patents.

The freedom allows by this economic context enables and supports Fablab Puebla team to experiment new activities (such a platform to buy their products) and to imagine new products (like 3D printing with textiles) which fit with the values and vision of the institute.

Technologies & procédés mis à disposition

Impression 3D Scan 3D Fraisage numérique Electronique Laboratoire, biologie & chimie Découpe laser Outils pour le métal Photo & vidéo Impression, dessin & peinture Machines textile Découpe vinyle Outils pour le bois

Services proposés

Adhésions à l'atelier Incubation / mentorat de projets & startups Hébergement de startups & projets Missions de R&D Accès payant aux machines & outils Privatisation des machines FabAcademy programme Missions dans l'éducation Missions de design Coaching & mentorat de projets Formations & ateliers pratiques

Nos pratiques inspirantes

Ce que nous faisons de particulier pour gérer notre espace collaboratif

In the middle of a complete innovation ecosystem

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Organisation de l'espace Ecosystème & partenariats
  • What is it?

The FabLab Puebla is settled in an area where live a complete innovation ecosystem.

  • In concrete terms?

The Fablab is located in the building of the innovation and design institute of the IBERO university. Each day, come students, teachers, and researchers from IBERO or other universities. Also, the institute welcome entrepreneurs and small companies in an area dedicated to business incubation. So in one unique place, we can find a great diversity of Fablab’s potential users. In 2017, the fablab users were 70% of students, 20% of small businesses and 10% of teachers.

  • Why it’s interesting?

By having a fablab inside the institute, all entrepreneur can go from the idea stage of its product to the start of its business through the design and prototype phases without going out the University. Also, the presence of entrepreneurs at each stage of the entrepreneuriale process allow every entrepreneur to anticipate the next steps and learn from their experiences. And last but not least, it inspire people to be entrepreneur and creates opportunities. For instance, last year a student of IBERO attended an innovation session in the innovation hub of IDIT from which emerged her idea to create a machine to recyle plastic bottle. Thanks to the FabLab team and the machine park of 10 000 square meters, she started to prototype its machine. In the same time, a Canadian entrepreneur incubated in IDIT was also working on recycling. Their meeting gave birth to the launch of Vien, a dedicated to bottle recycling but on two different markets : The Canadian one and the Mexican one.


Niche research to help community & develop profitable expertise

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Business model Vision

Do you know Talavera ? It is traditional hand painting ceramics made in Mexico, especially in the state of Puebla.

To promote and sustain this ancestral know-how, Fablab Puebla is designing a new research line for ceramic. The objective is clear : they want to help craftmen benefit from digital machine to create pieces faster without loosing their quality and unique artistic approach. To take up this challenge, they plan to hire a ceramic expert to provide them the knowledge to replicate digitally the existing pieces. Then, they will be looking for opportunities to make it better and to explore new area of ceramic and digital fabrication. The creativity and the physical limit of the machines will be the only boundaries.

Textiles and chemestry are the two other research lines spotted by the team. It is not the first time that Luis and Rolando, the two members of Fablab Puebla, are involved in craft project. They assisted a famous artist to make a 6 meters model in bronze of a Mexican city called Queretaro. They also founded the Fablab Analco, a maker place dedicated to craftmen in the historical heart of Puebla.

Through these new activities, they may develop new profitable expertise and products while helping local craftmen to develop their art and business.
Their skills and passion are good allies to make it successful.

Contact : alberto.camacho@iberopuebla.mx

Nos projets de makers

Inspirez-vous des projets DIY de notre équipe & nos membres

Temporal bamboo houses

“Temporal bamboo houses” is a project which consists in building temporal bamboo houses in a short period of time to help population recover from a natural disaster.


Bronze model of the Querétaro city

The project is the artistical building of a 26 square meters/10cm high model of the Querétaro historical city center in Bronze. Upon a request of the famous artist Pablo Lopez Artasanchez, who is not new to experiences of this kind, the Fablab Puebla team, leaded by the actual Fabmanager Luis Alberto Camacho, had from March to August 2018 to digitally model the great Spanish colonial architecture of this city and build all the mold pieces using the CNC Router. Then the artist will express his talent and his expertise to do the city center sculpture using 3 tons of Bronze with the lost wax technique.


Exoskeleton in partnership with VW

The exoskeleton project is a device to help person in uncomfortable positions to work longer and limit the musculoskeletal disorders. Once the person keeps its arms up more than 1,5 seconds, the angle with the vertical is more than 90 degrees and the movement are slow, the system will block automatically. This mechanical exoskeleton is made of aluminum and steel and has electronic part to analysis the movement and gather statistics.


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