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DESIGN FABRICATION LAB

College of Architecture and Planning


As a student at the College of Architecture & Planning, you'll have access to this well-equipped and well-maintained 3000-square-foot DESIGN FABRICATION LAB (DFL) that 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) and is open 84 hours a week, 
  • 1,500 SF Woodworking Machine Lab that is open 91 hours per week.

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.

List of approved and non-approved model making chemicals, materials and techniques​.


Digital Fabrication Lab 

DIGITAL LAB


HOURS: DAILY 10:00AM - 10:00PM
Students can reserve time on the laser cutters here​.


Laser Templates:

24x48 Illustrator
24x48 AutoCAD
24x48 Rhino

18X32 Illustrator
18x32 AutoCAD
18x32 Rhino​

MACHINE ROOM

HOURS: DAILY 9:00AM - 10:00PM

The 1500-square-foot Machine Room houses the bulk of the woodworking machines the DFL has to offer. This area of the lab is open to students 91 hours a week. 

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​.

AVAILABLE TOOLS
Five 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
10” and 18" drill press 
8" jointer
15" planer 
37” drum sanders 
Two spindle sanders
Six mini table saws
Miniature planer, jointer, chop saws
10” buffer
12” sliding compound saw
10” sliding compound saw  
Mortising machine 
Shaper and router table 
Sheet metal combination machine 
12-ton tube bender 
Vacuum former
Sand blast cabinet
Bench grinders
Five large work benches
A large variety of handheld power tools and hand tools
 

CNC LAB (COMING SPRING 2017)

The 5-AXIS CNC Router arrives Spring 2017 and will be housed in our Annex Building on site. The machine has a 5’x10’ bed, 8 tool changer, dual vacuum hold-down pumps and a 14” Z-clearance. 

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