Welcome to Leuven

FabLab Leuven is "open source hardware" for students and personnel of the Association KU Leuven, Imec and Flanders Make, i.e.: a library with user friendly machines to make almost anything with wood or plastic.

For students and personnel of the Association KU Leuven, Imec and Flanders Make.

attention: RESERVATION POSSIBILITY for personnel: make your reservation here.

Always take your personal student or personnel card of Association KU Leuven, Imec or Flanders Make with you and report to us before using the machines. We allow maximum 25 persons in our largest FabLab room.
Are you personnel, you can still make your reservation here.

Furthermore you show that you respect our FabLab and the other users by always cleaning up your material when you have finished.

You are only allowed to use one machine per project / person (i.e. if you are making invitiations or tokens for scouts, you can only use one laser cutter). This in respect for the people waiting to use the laser cutter as well.

logo FabLab Leuven

Personnel can still reserve through our tool.

Monday8:45 - 17:45
Tuesday8:45 - 17:45
Wednesday9:00 - 17:45
Thursday8:45 - 17:45
Friday8:45 - 17:45

We zijn gesloten. Opnieuw open op Monday om 8:45u

Next data we're closed or have different opening hours:

31 Oct13:00 - 17:45

25 Oct - 25 OctClosed
1 Nov - 3 NovClosed
25 Dec - 29 DecClosed

Do you have an idea? Would you like to realize it? Are you looking for a place where you can make your first prototype in order to convince possible customers? Just come to FabLab Leuven…


New soldering oven FabLab donated by Rogers Corporation


Since a few weeks FabLab Leuven has a new soldering oven. This is good news for electronics and mechanics students and researchers among others. They will now be able to solder the  ever-smaller electronics themselves without having to invest in expensive and large infrastructure.

In this oven one complete printboard with SMD components can be soldered in one time instead of having to solder each joint manually. This means an enormous gain in time and therefore more possibilities to experiment with self-designed electronics.

The user-friendly soldering oven, worth 12,000 EUR, was donated by Rogers Corporation in Evergem, a company, which is specialized in the studies, design and production of high-tech materials. The oven is as good as new, so we expect that FabLab users will be able to use it for a long period of time from now on !

A sincere thanks to Rogers Corporation. Due to this generous gift hopefully more students and researchers will find their way to FabLab Leuven.

Author: Translated by José de Krosse



If you want to come to FabLab Leuven, then reservation is always obliged !

Before you can come by, you need to reserve our machines through our reservation tool.

See also: How to register my account ?

Pay attention – if you make a reservation, you reserve for 1 person per machine and only for using the machine (so, not for meetings in FabLab with colleagues, not for designing purposes – this all you need to do on beforehand and not in the FabLab).

For 3D prints you send the files to fablableuven@kuleuven.be and we’ll inform you when they are ready. You’ll get a confirmation from us when you can come to pick up your print. You then always wear a face mask (face mask is obliged on all KU Leuven campuses)

How to pay:

– Budget number / order number for materials

– Payconiq/bankcontact app

NO assembling of designs in the FabLab.

NO coming in without having received a time slot. Hand hygiene and mouth mask are obliged when entering.
Open hours are from 9 – 17:30.


From 02/01/2020 FabLab is no longer accessible for everyone


With regrets we have to announce that FabLab Leuven will no longer be accessible for everyone. Unfortunately FabLab Leuven can no longer bear the costs for non KU Leuven users and after 7 years of negotiations there’s still no solution. Therefore, from 2 January onwards you will need a personnel of students card of KU Leuven or of “Associatie KU Leuven” in order to use FabLab Leuven’s facilities.

With the support of: