Fabrication Shops

The fabrication facility in Rand Hall's first floor includes a fully equipped digital fabrication lab, wood shop, metal shop, and 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. 

Before using the shop all students attend a thorough training program where they learn how to safely use all the tools and machinery.

Rand Hall Shops

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

1st Floor Rand Hall

Shop Hours:
Sunday: 12:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m., 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. –5:30 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED

Please see the shop and lab entrances or check our calendar for an updated list of shop closure times.

Shop Service Details

Shop Access - (Shop, Metal Shop, Paint Booth, Sanders, Worktables, etc.) Walk-in during open hours.

Ceramic Space - Key sign out through shop. Prior training or approval is required to access the ceramics space.

Wood Shop

  • Band saws (4)
  • Saw Stop table saws (2)
  • Festool Chop saws (2)
  • 20" Powermatic planer
  • Powermatic jointer
  • 36” Timesaver Sander
  • Large router table
  • Drill presses (4)
  • 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


Digital Fabrication Lab

students sitting at desks with 3d printers behind them in a corridor

Sibley Hall Room 240A

Lab Hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 12:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m., 5:30–9:30 p.m. (Late-Night: 9:30-12am)*
Friday: 12:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED (12:00pm – 6:00pm)*

*Late-Night and Saturday hours added during times of student employment

Please see the shop and lab entrances or check our calendar for an updated list of shop closure times.

Lab Service Details

Sign up for AAP DigiFAB Lab Services can be done through our online appointment system. If you have not previously made an account in our system you will need to create an account to log in.

Laser Cutting -Laser cutting is a self-performed service. Appointments can be made through the appointment site above.

3d Printing - Lab 3d printers are available after consultation with staff or via student access to MakerBots in lab. Consultation appointments are available via the appointment system link above. Students must provide their own filament. Any brand of 1.75mm PLA is permitted although Hatchbox brand is recommended.

CNC Router - CNC Routers are available after consultation with staff. Consultation appointments are available via the appointment system link above. Users should expect at least a 2-3 day lead time before actual use of the machine! Once you are 100% ready, staff will contact you to arrange a time for you to set up and supervise the machine while it runs.

Robotics - Use of our robotics equipment will be limited to students in qualified courses or conducting approved research, who have received robotics safety training, and have reviewed their project with shop staff. Please email Kurt Brosnan at kwb57@cornell.edu​​​​​​​ to schedule a training time or coordinate access to our Robotics equipment.

Digital Fabrication Equipment

  • Makerbot Replicator+ FDM Printers (4)
  • Prusa I3MK3(s) FDM Printers(3)
  • 18" x 32" universal laser cutters (4)
  • Robotics, CNC, and 3d Printing Programming Stations (4)
  • 4' x 8' CNT Motion CNC Mill with tangental knife *

*Equipment is located in the Rand Shop area


  • Rhinoceros 7
  • RhinoCAM 2020
  • ABB RobotStudio
  • AutoCAD 2020
  • Adobe Illustrator


  • Robotic Operation Workstations (2)*
  • ABB IRB-120 6 Axis Robotic Arms (2) *
  • ABB IRB-4600 6 Axis Robotic Arm (1) *
  • ABB IRB-6700 6 Axis Robotic Arm (1) *

*Equipment is located in the Rand Shop area

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