The Dutch really are brilliant at setting up Fab Labs. I know I bang on about this, but with a population only a quarter of the UK’s, they have 11 Fab Labs, and rising.
Amersfoort managed to get their Fab Lap up and running in SEVEN DAYS, and for an expenditure of €5000.
And they have document the process in a PDF that you can view here, “The Grassroots Fab Lab Instructable”.
And they introduced me to this wonderful “Future Manufacturing” video!