Major boost for FABlab from USA

FABlab, the design and technology centre of NUST, that aims primarily to serve as a product development and rapid prototyping laboratory, recently received a major boost with a sponsorship valued at more than N$200 000 from an American company.

The sponsorship, which consists of two commercial licenses and ten educational licenses of a software programme known as SolidWorks, was facilitated by Alex Zavatone who had taught an IOS development course at NUST during late last year. He was highly impressed by what was being done by FABlab and campaigned for a donation of valuable software for the design and technology centre from Jim Chilton of Dassault Systemes in the USA.

The licenses will authorise FABlab to print objects in three-dimensional format (3D). SolidWorks is a comprehensive 3D design programme that combines powerful simulation and design tools to create one of the best 3D design solutions.

Kirstin Wiedow, Director of FABlab, said there is today no better way to understand and visualise an idea for a new innovation than to see it in 3D, rather than relying on imagination which at times is unreliable and inaccurate. “This 3D design software will allow us to virtually “walk through” any design, allowing the maker and end-user to change and adjust any component before final production, thereby cutting costs and time,” she explained.

She said that FABlab is thankful for this sponsorship and announced that the design centre will make the programme available to innovators at NUST by providing advanced technology towards new inventions and new product development.

Friday, January 29, 2016
for Month: 
January, 2016

Contact Us

The Namibia University of Science and Technology welcomes all queries and suggestions via our contact page. For detailed enquiries please fill in our Advanced Enquiries form on the main Enquiries page.

Private Bag 13388 Windhoek, Namibia 13 Jackson Kaujeua Street, Windhoek, Namibia Student Registration Enquiries :
Student Fees and Payments :
Centre for Open and Lifelong Learning:
Fax: +264-61-207-2444 Switchboard: +264-61-207-9111

Students ICT Support

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Online Enquiry

Please take the time to properly fill out the Enquiry form! This helps us in determining who would be the best contact person to help you further.