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Photos: Facebook Opens the biggest and most advanced hardware lab


Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Says: Today we opened the biggest and most advanced hardware lab in Facebook’s history.

Over the next 10 years, we’re building everything from Oculus headsets to solar-powered planes. We’ve always had labs for each team, but our new lab will be a hub where engineers can work together to make even faster progress towards connecting the world.

The new lab is the size of half a football field and is filled with everything from a 5-axis water jet that can cut through steel and granite to a 9-axis mill-turn lathe. It’s even got an electron microscope and a CT scanner that will let engineers examine components for failure analysis. All this gear was so heavy that we had to remove the floor of the building and drill down to the bedrock to put in new foundation.

I’m looking forward to seeing everything we create. There is so much to do and we have some exciting times ahead!

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