Fabrication Shops

students working with drills and other tools in a large open indoor space

The fabrication facility in Rand Hall's first floor includes a fully equipped digital fabrication lab, wood shop, metal shop, and 24/7 work area. The digital fabrication center consists of a computer lab alongside a wide variety of digital tools including CNC machines, laser cutters, and 3D printers. The analog shops include table saws, band saws, sanders, welders, kilns, and much more. 

After shop hours, there is a tool checkout center where students can check out drills, sanders, and many other small tools to use in the 6,000 square-foot work area, which is open 24 hours a day. Before using the shop all students attend a thorough training program where they learn how to safely use all the tools and machinery.

Digital Fabrication Equipment

  • Zcorp Z450 3D printers (2)
  • 18" x 32" universal laser cutters (3)
  • 4' x 8' CNT Motion CNC Mill with 4 axis lathe
  • 4' x 8' CNT Motion CNC Mill with tangental knife
  • Objet30 3D printer


  • RhinoCAM 2012
  • Rhinoceros 5
  • AutoCAD 2014
  • Mastercam
  • Adobe CS6 
  • Zprint
  • ZEdit Pro

Wood Shop

  • Band saws (4)
  • Saw Stop table saws (2)
  • Chop saws (3)
  • 20" Powermatic planer
  • Jointer
  • Large router table
  • Drill presses (8)
  • Sanders (4)
  • Lathe
  • Many small hand tools

Metal Shop

  • Large metal band saw
  • Mig welders (2)
  • Tig welders (2)
  • Oxy-acetylene welders and cutters
  • Chop saw
  • Grinders
  • Sanders
  • Many small hand tools
  • Sheet metal break, roller, and shear
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