About the workshop

Hacklab's workplace is about 690 m² in size and is located in an old slaughterhouse building in Nekala.  It includes, for example, woodworking, metal, painting, sewing, electronics, and welding rooms.

Map of the interior


An up-to-date list of the machines' status can be found at https://tampere.hacklab.fi/status/koneet/

Information about the status of the facility itself can be found at https://tampere.hacklab.fi/status/tilat/



The workspace includes, for example, the following machines and accessories:


Machine Description State
CNC laser cutter Large, 1300 * 900mm machining CNC laser.   Cut smoothly with soft materials such as plywood and acrylic.   With smaller power, some can engrave patterns in the materials. Functioning
Small CNC milling machine Precise small CNC milling cutter 200x200x150mm who work on wood, plastic, carbon fiber, etc.   Also able to engrave printed circuit boards.
Large CNC milling machine

Large and heavy CNC milling cutter with 1500 * 2500mm machining area.   Perfect for wood, plastics and softer materials.

CNC Plasma Cutter

Large and heavy CNC plasma in a 1500 * 2400mm machining area.   Cut electrically conductive materials such as aluminum and steel.

Prusa i3 mk2 3D printer

Modern high quality 3D printer, with heated surface and E3D V6 1.75mm hot-end.

HP Designjet 4000

Large format inkjet printer

Vinyl Cutter

Summa D60R vinyl cutter


Large XY pencilplotter with A1 size paper.   Draw vectors with different pencils on paper.   Also cuts vinyl.

Sandblasting Machine

A box about the size of a large cooler box. Has a nozzle which blasts sand and compressed air at high pressure. Can be used to clean things.

Ultrasonic cleaner

Ultrasonic cleaner with about 20 liters capacity and a heater element.

Heating oven

Oven, which warms up to 1000 degrees. Suitable for melting and other heating. 

Welding equipment

Telwin MIG welding and 200A AC / DC TIG

Metal lathe and timber

The workshop has a metal lathe with a center distance of 700 mm. The device can also be used to make threads, etc. On the wood side, there is a wood lathe that can be used to turn small pieces of wood.

Ultimaker 3D Printer

A newer generation (hobby-oriented) 3D printer. Hothead updated and extruder tuned in 3mm





Bandsaw, Pole Drill, Bench Grinder, Ribbon Grinder, Mouse Grinder, Table Grinder, Level / Jig Robot, Hot Glue Gun and other basic tools.


Electronic tools

soldering iron, multimeters, lab power sources, oscilloscope, signal generator, hot air blower, SMD infrared oven, hole plate and handheld components.



A space for socializing and training use, with sofas, tables, videotape and AV hardware, library, and fridge.
There is also a little kitchen where you can cook your own food in a stove, oven and microwave.

Shelves for storing members' projects and storage boxes. On the storage side there is also the sanitary facilities.