Design Fabrication Lab

Students have access to our extensive Design Fabrication Lab (DFL) which houses a full scale furniture-making shop, model-making tools, a spray booth and four laser cutters.All students must complete appropriate training before they may access the DFL.

The Design Fabrication Lab (DFL) includes:

  • 1000 SF 24 Hour Bench Space for assembly and temporary wood storage,
  • 24 Hour Explosion-proof spray booth,
  • 700 SF Digital Fabrication Lab that houses four 150 watt lasers (one large format),
  • 1,500 SF Woodworking Machine Lab.

The Design Fabrication Lab is staffed by student employees during the day and well into the evening to assist in the set-up and processing of your model parts.

You can find a list of approved model making materials here: DFL Materials List 4_6_16

Digital Lab

Hours:

9:00AM - 9:00PM Monday - Thursday
9:00AM - 4:00PM Friday
9:00AM - 9:00PM Saturday - Sunday

Students can reserve time on the laser cutters through our online reservation system.

Laser Templates:

24x48 Illustrator
24x48 AutoCAD
24x48 Rhino

18X32 Illustrator
18x32 AutoCAD
18x32 Rhino

Machine Room

Hours:

9:00AM - 9:00PM Monday - Thursday
9:00AM - 4:00PM Friday
9:00AM - 9:00PM Saturday - Sunday

 

The 1500-square-foot Machine Room houses the bulk of the woodworking machines the DFL has to offer.

Students are required to complete mandatory Safety Training conducted only at the beginning of each semester. Once a student has completed the necessary training access to the facilities and resources will be at your disposal

Available Tools

Four 10" band saws
Two 14" band saws
18" band saw
Two 20" scroll saws
Sawstop 10” 5 horsepower table saws
6"x108" edge sander
Three 4"x36" belt sanders
Two 18" drill presses
8" jointer
15" planer
37” drum sanders
Spindle sanders
Four sawstop micro-kerf table saws
Two 12” sliding compound saw
Mortising machine
Router table
Five large work benches
A large variety of handheld power tools and hand tools

Tools may be checked out from the lab by reserving HERE

Annex CNC + Machine Lab

Hours:

As posted

Students are required to complete mandatory Safety Training conducted only at the beginning of each semester. Once a student has completed the necessary training access to the facilities and resources will be at your disposal. Training sign up is HERE.

The College of Architecture and Planning has a 5-AXIS CNC Router. The machine has a 5’x10’ bed, 8 tool changer, dual vacuum hold-down pumps and a 14” Z-clearance. Students are required to attend a workshop prior to using the CNC machine.

Available Tools

Laguna 5-Axis CNC Machine
Vacuum Former
Sand blast cabinet
Miller 252 MIG Welder
Hobart 210 MIG Welder
JET 14” metal band saw
Metal dry cut steel carbide saw
A large variety of handheld power tools and hand tools

Students are required to complete all woodshop training and attend a workshop prior to using the metal tools.