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Fab Lab

The Fabrication Labs support undergraduate and graduate students in coursework and independent projects. Students are encouraged to work with a wide variety of materials not limited to wood, metals, plaster, concrete, plastic and foam. All incoming students are required to take a fabrication lab orientation. Graduate students with shop experience can apply for positions as Fab Lab assistants.

Fabrication Labs

Service and Equipment Available

  • Woodshop (B007)

    woodshop

    The primary function of the woodshop is to assist students and faculty in realizing their ideas in three dimensions. Carrying a design through construction gives students a better grounding in materials and construction techniques while it hones design skills. A skilled craftsman is always on hand during shop hours to supervise student use of the 1,000 ft2 shop.

    Available Equipment

    Hand Planes
    2 SawStop T-Glide Fence
    14" Delta Bandsaw
    8" Powermatic Jointer Plainer
    15" Powermatic Thickness Plainer
    12" Milwaukee Sliding Compound Miter Saw Variable Variable  Speed Router Table
    Drill Press
    12" disc/6"x48" Combination Sander
    Spindle Sander
    Jet 14"x42" Wood Lathe
    Jet Benchtop Mortiser
    Tenoning Jig
    DeWalt Scroll Saw
    Delta Knife Belt Sander
    Hot Wire Cutter
    Cordless Drills
    Orbital Sanders
    Biscuit Jointer
    Jig Saws
    Hand Planes
    Chisels
    Gouges
    Various Clamps, Handscrews, Spring Clamps etc.
    Various hand held tools

  • Metalshop (B008C)

    Metalshop

    A skilled craftsman is always on hand supervising student use of the shop.

    Available Equipment

    Miller 211 MIG welder
    Jet 12" disc sander
    8in bench grinder
    Wilton 14" variable speed vertical band saw
    Jet horizontal band saw
    14" belt drive drill press
    Metal lathe
    24" Pexto metal break (16 GA)
    36" Pexto sheer (16 GA)
    24" Pexto roll form (20 GA)
    4.5" grinder

  • Laser Cutting (B008B)

    Lasercutting

    Laser cutters are fast efficient tools for cutting chipboard, acrylic and other sheet materials.

    Available Equipment

    Two Universal Laser Systems X-660 with 18"x32" bed and 60 watt laser

    Resources

    Laser Cutter User Manual
    How to Set the Z Height
    Laser Settings
    Laser Cutter Template

  • CNC Routing (B008)

    CNC Room

    Contains a three-axis 120x60 Shopbot and one Desktop Shopbot

    Available Equipment

    ShopBot Desktop
    ShopBot PRSalpha CNC 120x60
    2 computers with VCarve and Shopbot3 installed

    Resources

    Documentation ShopBot Desktop
    Documentation ShopBot PRSalpha CNC 120x60
    Documentation VCarve

  • 3D Printing (121)

    Printing Room

    The 3D printer aids students in fabricating small scale models for design development with a quick turnaround time and a high degree of accuracy. Ultimakers are free to use for all students and faculty. All the other 3D printing technologies is to be used only after discussion with the director.

    Available Equipment

    Dedicated computer with 3Dprint software
    4 FDM 3D Printers Ultimakers 2
    SLA Formlabs Form 2 with dedicated cleaning station and Preform software
    DLP 3D Printer Solidator
    Roland vinyl cutter
    Sawing machine Sailrite Ultrafeed LS-1
    8 PC computers with different types of 3d modeling from like clay modeling to algorithmic modeling and various slicing / 3d printing software; all computers are equipped with 3D mice and Wacom Intuos interactive monitors.

    Resources

    Ultimakers
    Cura

  • Finishing (B002)

    Finishing Room

    We are lucky to have a large 200 sqft finishing room which allows our students and faculty to spray most any material in a safe, wind free and dust free environment.

    Available Equipment

    Lemmer T-55 HVLP Finish Sprayer