Congressman Bill Foster

Representing the 11th District of Illinois

Mobile Fab Labs Come To Aurora, Joliet

                                                  What is a Fab Lab?

In August, a mobile Fab Lab will be coming to Aurora and Joliet.  Fab Labs are state-of-the-art fabrication laboratories available to the public throughoutthe country where children and adults can invent, design and manufacture products.  The equipment can be used to design anything from tools to motors to data networks to artwork.

The mobile Fab Lab will be open to members of the public interested in learning more about the facilities.   Tours and demonstrations will be available for groups on request.

   Aurora                                     Joliet

      August 5-7                        August 12-14

    10am - 5pm                        10am - 5pm

                 SciTech Museum               Joliet Junior College         

     18 W. Benton St.                1215 Houbolt Rd.

     Aurora, IL 60506                  Joliet, IL 60431 

Anyone interested in scheduling a tour should email info.foster@mail.house.gov or call 630-585-7672.

Fab Lab

The Mobile Fab Lab

In March, Congressman Foster introduced the National Fab Lab Network Act of 2013 to promote advanced manufacturing in the U.S. and invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.  The legislation, which has received bipartisan support, would create a nonprofit entity to establish a National Fab Lab network throughout the United States.  This chartered status would be similar to the status enjoyed by the VFW and Little League Baseball.

More information on the Fab Lab Act of 2013 is available here.