Area 404: Facebook’s New 22,000-Square-Foot Hardware Lab

Facebook announced the opening of a 22,000-square-foot hardware lab at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.


Facebook announced the opening of a 22,000-square-foot hardware lab at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

CNC (computer numerical control) model maker Spencer Burns and mechanical and power manager Mikal Greaves said in a blog post that the new facility contains state-of-the-art machine tools and test equipment, which will enable Facebook to more rapidly prototype hardware in-house for initiatives including Oculus VR, Facebook Connectivity Lab, Building 8 and general infrastructure.

Burns and Greaves said the hardware lab has two main areas: electrical engineering labs and prototyping workshops.

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