CIT Fabrication Laboratory in FocusColleges
Where wooden plaques, custom-made accessories, and displays were intricately carved and made, this space — the 𝑼𝒏𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝑭𝒂𝒃𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑳𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚, is outfitted with high-powered carving machines to create local products that embody Catandunganons’ creativity and ingenuity.
Situated on the left wing of the University, this facility has carved a niche for itself in the hearts of locals and visitors with its high-quality arts and crafts.
At the core of these innovations are the high-powered carving machines, including a CO2 laser cutting and engraving machine, enhanced with an all-in-one Multi-tool 3D printer, a Desktop Plastic 3D Printer, and a Carbon Fiber 3D printer capable of engraving images and text into wood within minutes.
All this equipment was managed by the talented and skillful hands of the Fablab designated manager, Prof. Edmund Salvador, with his empowered staff and the steadfast support of the university’s College of Industrial and Technology (CIT).
Adjacent to the facility is an office dedicated to indigenous and recycled materials, where CIT students meticulously refine handicrafts. These include items like baskets, vases, bracelets, and key chains, to name a few.
Expanding its reach, the facility opens its doors to everyone, offering basic training for willing individuals to enhance the competitiveness of their products and expand their market.
This initiative aims to inspire people and unlock their potential to become entrepreneurs in their own right through the humble office.
With a hub where artistry knows no bounds, the facility helps local products reach new heights and compete with the ever-changing world. #AClemente