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Mobile Fab Lab Comes To Aurora and Joliet

Aug 2, 2013
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced a mobile Fab Lab will be coming to Aurora and Joliet.  The Fab Lab is a state-of-the-art fabrication laboratory in which children and adults can invent, design and manufacture products ranging from tools to artwork to robot parts.  The Fab Lab will be in Aurora August 5-7 and will be open to the public from 10:00 AM to 5:00PM. The Fab Lab will be in Joliet August 12-14, additional details will be released next week.

Congressman Foster introduced the National Fab Lab Network Act of 2013 this spring to promote advanced manufacturing in the U.S. and to invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. 

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

On Monday, Foster will host a kickoff event with Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner, SciTech Director Arlene Hawks and other community leaders.

What: Fab Lab Kickoff  

Where: Mobile Fab Lab

              SciTech Museum

  18 W. Benton Street, Aurora, IL

When: Monday, August 5th, 10:00 AM

Tours and demonstrations will also be available upon request. Those interested in scheduling a tour should email or call 630-585-7672.

More information on the Fab Lab is available at