Located on the 1st floor of UCSF Genentech Hall, the KAVLI-PBBR Fabrication and Design Center is dedicated towards enabling the design and manufacturing of prototypes for UCSF's research and medical communities. Unlike traditional job shops, the FAD focuses on training researchers, medical practitioners, and scientists in the fundamentals of design and engineering to expedite prototype development. We have several rapid prototyping tools including 3D printers and CNC machines for users to quickly implement their concepts and obtain preliminary results.

In addition to the user-facilitated prototyping, the FAD also offers assistance with 3D model design and consultation on an appointment basis as well as traditional service/job requests.