échoFab is a prototype of a district community-based digital workshop

Our reading of the Fab Charter

The reading of the charter has led us to determine 3 free moral conditions for users of échoFab

Our team

Here are the pillars of our Fab Lab

François Auclair

Fab Lab Coordinator, Fab Academy instructor

Annie Ferlatte

Strategic Ecodesign Coordinator, Fab Academy instructor

Guillaume Pelletier

Web developer

Geoffroi Garon-Épaule

Researcher in residence and expert in digital badges

Monique Chartrand

Founder and in charge of business development

Noémie Carrier

Fab Lab mediator

Rino Côté

Artistic and digital project manager

And our volunteers

André Théberge

Thomas Cortina

Guillaume Tremblay

Phonesavanh Thongsouksanoumane

Sylvain Durocher

Michel Ferlatte

Louise Carier

Our partners

We are proud of them, they are the best!

Our membership and accreditations

The organizations to which we belong

How to support echoFab

Looking for a way to get involved with us?

We accept donations of computer and electronic equipment, printers, cutters, various traditional tools and electric tools. Even if they are damaged or aging, our community can restore them and make them safe. Companies that want to have tools, instruments or computer equipment are also invited to do so through our Recovery Program.
Hardware in demand: Optical tools (eg microscope), woodworking tool (saw, sandblasting machine, column drill), electronics and robotics equipment, computer adapters of any kind (USB, VGA, DVI, RS232) , Large format printers, vinyl cutter.

Companies, non-profit organizations, social economy enterprises and public bodies can propose projects or become a support member of echoFab. Through your participation and support, we can guarantee free and open access to our premises, digital manufacturing tools and mediation.
We invite you to contact us to know all possibilities. We firmly believe that the future of digital manufacturing will involve the installation of numerous Fab Labs and it is thanks to the involvement of everyone that Fab Labs will demonstrate their potential from the point of view of technological innovation, Economically as well as socially speaking.

You can financially support echoFab or some of its activities. We can recognize your gifts by issuing charitable receipts.

By participating in lab activities, you give us a huge helping hand. It was thanks to the participation of enthusiasts that we were able to build machines purchased in kit, that we were able to organize our space and that we can dialogue with you. By taking part in the daily life of the lab and discussing digital manufacturing with your loved ones, you make the lab known and you allow it to take off.

Don't hesitate to send us a mail on info@echofab.quebec

Fab Labs Charter

Answers to your most frequently asked questions about Fab Labs


What is a fab lab?2017-06-28T14:37:22+02:00

Fab labs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access to tools for digital fabrication

What’s in a fab lab?2017-06-28T14:37:31+02:00

Fab labs share an evolving inventory of core capabilities to make (almost) anything, allowing people and projects to be shared

What does the fab lab network provide?2017-06-28T14:37:40+02:00

Operational, educational, technical, financial, and logistical assistance beyond what’s available within one lab

Who can use a fab lab?2017-06-28T14:37:47+02:00

Fab labs are available as a community resource, offering open access for individuals as well as scheduled access for programs

Who owns fab lab inventions?2017-06-28T14:38:02+02:00

Designs and processes developed in fab labs can be protected and sold however an inventor chooses, but should remain available for individuals to use and learn from


What are your responsibilities?2017-07-12T18:07:06+02:00

Safety: Not hurting people or machines
Operations: Assisting with cleaning, maintaining, and improving the lab
Knowledge: Contributing to documentation and instruction


How can businesses use a fab lab?2017-06-28T14:38:13+02:00

Commercial activities can be prototyped and incubated in a fab lab, but they must not conflict with other uses, they should grow beyond rather than within the lab, and they are expected to benefit the inventors, labs, and networks that contribute to their success

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