Digital fabrication is the way of the future, and this lab allows you to engage in this process that joins design with production through the use of 3D modeling software or computer-aided design (CAD) and additive and subtractive manufacturing processes.
The "Fab Lab," as we call it, contains equipment for designing and making 1:1 prototypes of building and furniture components, as well as smaller-scale models. Located in the Architecture Building, room 031, the lab is part of the CAP shops, which includes the wood shop, metal shop and paint room.
For more information, contact Judy Kreiger.
Hours of Operation
Room 031 is the Laser Lab, but the shop operates as one facility with the wood shop. If one of those doors is closed during normal hours, please check the door on the other side of the lab.
CLOSED May 7 to May 11
The Fab Lab reopens Monday, May 14th
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed May 28 for Memorial Day and July 4 for Independence Day.
- Lasers may only be used by CAP students, faculty, and staff. For individuals or groups outside the college, you must have permission to use the FABLAB and shop facilities. For permission, contact Philip Repp, Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning.
- Time may be reserved in 20-minute increments totaling one hour per day for the laser.
- Unreserved time slots may be used on a first‐come first‐served basis.
- BE ON TIME! If you are not here within 4 minutes of your scheduled appointment, your reserved time slot will be given to a peer, who is on stand-by as a walk-in, five minutes after your scheduled time.
- SIGN IN when you arrive to use a walk-in or a scheduled machine
- NEVER leave a project unattended! While your file is cutting on the laser, YOU MUST REMAIN IN THE ROOM, ensuring that you project cuts safely. If you leave your project, the machine will be shut down.
Shop Policies and Information