FABLABs Share Stories of Innovation, Passion and Education

Fab10-Disseny Hub Place Glories Catalanes

FAB10 is filled with stories.  Stories similar to what you hear at SolidWorks World.


I know this is the place for me to be – even without fireworks or the Boston Pops on the eve of the 4th of July.  In a way, there is a sense of both independence and community in the air in Barcelona.


There are FABLAB stories filled with innovation and passion.



The latest scientific breakthroughs are discussed in FABLAB-Lyon, France.

Fablab Asia Network FAN

FABLABs have joined together to create a regional FABLABS, FAN.  It’;s all about Asian FABLABS.

Pietro Dioni FabLabParma

Others speak on doing the right thing in sustainable design,  FABLAB, Parma, Italy.

Fablab Limerick

FABLAB Limerick, Ireland,  opens their doors to hundreds of teachers and students.

Fab10 FablabLondon

Other FABLABs are new and yet to open,  FABLAB London will be opening later this summer.

Enrico Bassi Custom Bike Rootless

There are innovative designs in all types of materials, digital custom bike,  rootless by Enrico Bassi from FABLAB Torino, ran to show me his design.   I  got to talk about the next steps with SolidWorks Simulation to analyze his bike frame.

Dr Maina Dr Gachigi Project ConcernProject Concern Medical Devices

The most provocative story came from Dr. Kamau Gachigi,  Dr. MBugua, and engineer, Nicolas Kimali,  for the Maker Project for Maternity and Newborn Child Health from FABLAB Kenya.  When the death rates for newborns and their mothers were projected on the screen, the room went silent.  Simply designed, low cost, functional, medical devices, save lives.

You can’t help but celebrate innovation and creativity in the maker community in Barcelona, the first Fab City in the world.  Marie


Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard