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The fabrications laboratory supports students and faculty in the exploration, investigation, and education of material research including wood, metals, plastics and concrete. The 3200-square-foot fabrications laboratory plays an integral role in day to day student work as well as faculty research.

The lab is equipped with state of the art computer controlled (CNC) machines including a 3-axis CNC router, a CNC plasma cutter, and three medium format laser cutters. The lab also houses a state of the art woodshop and dedicated metal shop.  The lab is overseen by the Director, and is staffed by a fulltime Lab Manager, Shop Supervisor, as well as part time Graduate Assistants and Undergraduate students who instruct and guide students in the use of the equipment. All users must attend an intensive 4 hour training to gain access to the fabrications lab.

For information about the Center for Research in Advanced Fabrication and Technology (CRAF+T), click here.

FabLab Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday + Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Make a FabLab Reservation

Wood Shop

  • SawStop Table Saw [SawStop® saws are equipped with a safety system to stop the blade within 5 milliseconds of detecting contact with skin.]
  • Bench Dog Router Lift
  • Powermatic 22" Helical Cutter Head Planer
  • Powermatic 12” Jointer
  • Two Powermatic 18" Variable Speed Drill Press
  • Agazanni 24" Band Saw
  • Two General International 14” Band Saws
  • Grizzly 14" Band Saw
  • 8" Model Making Band Saw
  • 10" Bosch Sliding Compound Miter Saw
  • Milwaukee 10” Panel Saw
  • Dewalt 20" Variable Speed Scroll Saw
  • Multi Router
  • 12" Combination Disk and Belt Sander
  • 6" Combination Belt and Disk Sander
  • General International Edge Sander
  • Jet oscillating spindle sander
  • 48”x48” Vacuum Former
  • Assorted Varity of hand Power Tools
  • Large Assortment of Clamps
  • Grizzly Sandblaster

Metal Shop

  • The Fabrication Lab hosts a TorchMate-2 4' X 8' CNC [Computer Numerically Controlled] Plasma Cutter. The CNC Plasma cutter can handle production runs with full sheets of steel up to 1/2" thick. The CNC plasma cutter is scheduled by appointment only.
  • Miller Dynasty 200 Tig Welder
  • Millermatic 252 Mig Welder
  • Millermatic140 Auto-Set Mig Welder
  • Lincoln 140 Mig Welder
  • Victory Cutting, Heating, and Welding torch for Oxygen Acetylene
  • Thermal Dynamics Plasma Torch
  • 16” Break
  • Jet VBS-1408 Metal Band saw
  • Jet Combination 12” Disc/ 6”Belt Sander
  • 12" Diamond Tipped Metal Chop + Miter Saw
  • Bench Grinder
  • 6 Angle Grinders
  • Assorted Varity of Metal Jigs and Clamps

Laser Lab

The laser lab hosts three laser cutters; a 60 watt and two 75 watt C02 Laser Cutter, both with Air-Assist. The laser lab room 105 is located inside of the fabrications lab room 106. Lasers are scheduled by appointment only.

Laser Templates

AutoCad Template

Rhino Template

Illustrator Template


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