Fab Lab Meets Think Tank (With Lasers!) At Collab NYC

New York's Collab gives members access to 3-D printers, lasers, industrial equipment, and more in exchange for creative collaborations across industries. Here cofounders Adina and Mark Levin explain why you need an invite to get in—and why you will definitely want one.

New York City-based think tank and fabrication laboratory Collab is founded on a simple premise: Creative people work better when they're in proximity to one another. The lab, located in a 5,500-square-foot loft near the Holland Tunnel, serves a rotating membership of designers, architects, scientists, and engineers—and is home to some really cool toys.

Collab members have full access to an advanced 3-D printer, a laser cutter, an industrial sewing machine, fully operational wood shops, and model-making studios, among other great tools (that would never fit in most New York apartments). Cofounder Adina Levin calls it “an interesting community of people that come together in a space and work on their own endeavors and collectively work on projects together.” Members have access to the space 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are encouraged to work on interdisciplinary projects.

But becoming a member of Collab requires an invitation. Find out why in this video.

 

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