The elusive FAB-tech

You recognize their call, by the sound of metal grinding metal, the chirp of the forklift as it maneuvers heavy equipment into place, or the concentrated whoosh of the acetylene torch. Though they’re sometimes hard to spot, the elusive FABLAB technician Technica fabricatus is often found deep in the shop amongst the fiberglass and sawhorses, with its head buried in the latest project. If you can catch one of these fab-techs in between runs for additional supplies or reviewing project plans with technical design staff, it is a rare and short-lived treat before they’re back to the task at hand.