The Digital Fabrication Laboratory is equipped with facilities for the production and manufacturing of advanced prototypes. The lab includes a variety of computer numerically controlled technologies, including a large 3-axis router, a smaller 4-axis router, a fused deposition modeling rapid-prototyping system, 2 starch based 3D printers offering full color and monochrome, Microscribe Digitizer, Next Engine 3D laser scanner, several laser cutters and a suite of workstations. The laboratory is centrally linked to a wireless network server that enables students and faculty to work fluidly together throughout the environment of the school.
The Fabrication Lab is equipped to offer CNC milling on both 3 and 4 axis machines. The AXYZ 4008 machine (3 axis) operates at a large scale, capable of processing sheet material up to 96" x 58". Its 18" gantry clearance also allows for 3D surfacing operations in thicker material. The Roland MDX-540 (4 axis) operates at a much smaller scale, but is capable of producing exceptionally fine details and geometries that would be impossible to replicate without the 4th axis of rotation.
The Digital Fabrication Lab is equipped with a Dimension 1200es (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printer and two starch printers, 3D Systems Projet 360 and Projet 660.
There are 3 Universal Laser Systems located in the Fabrication Lab. These laser cutters can accurately and quickly laser cut intricate designs over a wide variety of materials, including acrylic, wood, cardstock and textiles. They contain honeycomb cutting tables that hold materials without fixtures and remove smoke and debris that can have effect overall quality.