At the Center for Rapid Innovation, a lightning strike of inspiration can quickly become electric! Designed for startups, established companies and hobby tinkerers in mind, Werkstätte Wattens’ Fablab provides space to let ideas expand and flourish.

Spread across 300m², the Center for Rapid Innovation (CRI) provides access to five labs equipped with the very latest in technology. Developers and engineers will hardly contain their delight in getting their hands on 3D printers (synthetic and metal), 3D scanners, CNC milling machines, CO2-laser cutters, 6-axis robots and a materials printer. A Fab-Store and an in-house workshop complete the package.

Central Lab

The Central Lab is the heart of the FabLab. This is the place to exchange ideas, create and envision improvements to existing products.

-> Central Lab Equipment


Watch out for flying chips at the CNC lab, a room that can easily get rather dusty.

-> CNC Lab Equipment

Metal 3D Printing Lab

Complex metal geometries realized by using selective laser melting.

-> Metal 3D Printing Lab Equipment

Material Lab

A place where new materials are created and old ones are assigned a new functionality.

-> Materials Lab Equipment

Elektronik Lab

If sparks fly here, then something is amiss. But it’s important to learn from mistakes… Everything required for smart products is available here, from a soldering iron to an oscilloscope.

-> Electronics Lab Equipment

Opening Times

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
closed 1:00 – 8:00 pm 10:00 am – 8:00 pm 1:00 – 8:00 pm 1:00 – 8:00 pm 10:00 am – 4:00 pm closed

Support by our FabLab Technical Hosts at the following times:

  • Tuesday: 2.00 - 7.00 pm
  • Wednesday: 2.00 - 7.00 pm
  • Thursday: 2.00 - 7.00 pm
  • Friday: 2.00 - 7.00 pm


The FabLab is basically accessible over the Christmas period at the usual opening hours.

On 12/28, 12/30, 1/4, and 1/7, the FabLab hosts will be on site from 2:00pm-1:00pm each day.

On the holidays 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, 1/1 and 1/6 the FabLab will be closed all day (24/7 Maker*innen have of course access as usual).