DesignShop

The DesignShop offers ways of making using hand and power tools and computer-controlled equipment. The digital shop allows student and faculty to transform software files into three-dimensional designs. The lab houses a three-axis computer numerically controlled (CNC) router/cutter, two laser cutters and four computer workstations. The CNC router is equipped with a 5' W x 10' L x 6" D milling bed and vacuum table. The router accepts two- and three-dimensional digital files and may be used to mill wood, polystyrene, cast plastics, aluminum, copper and brass. The laser cutters may be used to cut paper, vinyl and soft woods such as birch and basswood. A student technician is available to assist with hardware and software.

The wood and metal shop supports construction projects ranging from light fixtures and furniture to three-dimensional models. The facility is staffed by one full-time technician and is available to students and faculty for design, coursework, and research projects. The workshop houses multiple table saws, band-saws, chop saw, scroll saw, drill presses, jointer, planer, lathe, belt sanders, metal break and many hand tools. All students must complete a one-hour safety orientation before using the lab.

Equipment

  • CNC Router
  • 2 Laser Cutters
  • 4 Computer Workstations
  • Table Saws
  • Band Saws
  • Chop Saw
  • Scroll Saw
  • Drill Presses
  • Jointer
  • Planer
  • Lathe
  • Belt Sanders
  • Metal break
  • Hand tools