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.
Service and Equipment Available
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.
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
12" disc/6"x48" Combination Sander
Jet 14"x42" Wood Lathe
Jet Benchtop Mortiser
DeWalt Scroll Saw
Delta Knife Belt Sander
Hot Wire Cutter
Various Clamps, Handscrews, Spring Clamps etc.
Various hand held tools
A skilled craftsman is always on hand supervising student use of the shop.
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
24" Pexto metal break (16 GA)
36" Pexto sheer (16 GA)
24" Pexto roll form (20 GA)
Laser Cutting (B008B)
Laser cutters are fast efficient tools for cutting chipboard, acrylic and other sheet materials.
Two Universal Laser Systems X-660 with 18"x32" bed and 60 watt laser
CNC Routing (B008)
Contains a three-axis 120x60 Shopbot and one Desktop Shopbot
ShopBot PRSalpha CNC 120x60
2 computers with VCarve and Shopbot3 installed
Documentation ShopBot Desktop
Documentation ShopBot PRSalpha CNC 120x60
3D Printing (121)
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.
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.
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.
Lemmer T-55 HVLP Finish Sprayer