The College of Art and Design’s Fab Lab is an on-campus model fabrication center that utilizes various professional 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routing devices and other technology to support curricular and research needs of students, faculty and staff across the university. They can submit projects that take advantage of any of the Fab Lab’s unique services.
Offering more than standard 3D printing, the facility houses equipment and technology that facilitates the use of various materials and processes. A waterjet cutter and laser engraver are examples of machines that allow Fab Lab staff to process a wide variety of plastics and other materials. Additionally, a CNC plotter helps facilitate computer-generated art projects.
“There are always new machines coming into the lab,” said Dan Gabber, manager of the Fab Lab.
The Fab Lab is home to:
- 6 Ultimaker S5 FDM Printers
- 3 Form 2 SLA Printers
- 2 Form 3 SLA Printers
- 1 Mark Two FDM Printer with Continuous Fiber Reinforcement
- 1 AxiDraw CNC Plotter
- 1 Wazer Waterjet Cutter
- 1 Fusion Pro Laser Engraver
- 1 Universal Laser Systems Laser Engraver
- 1 ShopBot CNC Mill
- 1 Torchmate Plasma Cutter