Located in Room 422 of the Fine Arts Building, the Digital Media Fab Lab brings multiple technologies and resources together in one space.
The lab is available to all Department of Art Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, and any Undergraduates that have taken or are currently taking a course in which these technologies are applicable and covered during instruction: Prusa i3 MK2 3D printers, Formlabs Resin 3D Printer, Universal Laser System, Trotec Speedy 400 Laser Engraver, Carbide3D CNC Milling Machine, NextEngine 3D Scanner, EinScan Pro 2x Plus 3D Scanner, SummaCut D75 Vinyl Plotter, and Electronics Equipment
Demonstrations and Training Available
Faculty are invited to integrate and utilize the Digital Media Fab Lab to support course curriculum and class requirements. Schedule class demonstrations and training for Art Classes by contacting the lab manager.
Laser Material Processing ~ 1.25 hours
Students will learn file preparation in Adobe Illustrator, Universal Control Panel, Job Control, and the proper use and safety requirements for the Universal Laser Systems Laser Cutter, and Trotec Speedy400 Laser Engraver
Vinyl Cutting and Plotting ~ 1 hour
Students will learn file preparation in Adobe Illustrator, MacSign Cut, and the proper use and safety requirements for the SummaCut D75 Vinyl Plotter
FDM 3D Printing ~ 1.25 hours
Students will learn file preparation in PrusaSlicer, and the proper use and safety requirements for the Prusa i3 MK2 3D printers
3D Scanning ~ 2 hour
Students will learn how to collect data with the Einscan Pro 2x Plus 3D Scanner and NextEngine 3D Scanner
CNC Machining ~ 1.5 hours
Students will learn file preparation in Carbide Create, Carbide Motion, and the proper use and safety requirements for the Carbide3D CNC Milling Machine
Digital Media Fab Lab Guidelines
1. Machine Demonstrations and Equipment Training – All students, staff, and faculty must attend a machine demonstration and equipment training prior to use. Request a Demonstration and Equipment Training by contacting email@example.com.
2. Create Art – The Digital Media Fab Lab is a resource for the Department of Art, including the creation of projects that fulfill degree requirements.
3. Prepare Files – Before reserving time on the machines complete files as instructed during Machine Demonstrations and Trainings. Additional resources to support file preparation are available on the machine webpages: Prusa i3 MK2 3D printers, Formlabs Resin 3D Printer, Universal Laser System, Trotec Speedy 400 Laser Engraver, Carbide3D CNC Milling Machine, NextEngine 3D Scanner, EinScan Pro 2x Plus 3D Scanner, SummaCut D75 Vinyl Plotter, and Electronics Equipment.
4. Machine Reservations – For machine availability and to schedule timeslots, visit the Digital Media Fab Lab Scheduling Calendar. Arrive on time with complete files, ready for the intended process. Safely manage data by transferring it to lab computers with a USB flash drive and remove data when finished. Communal flash drives are available in the lab if needed, access cloud files on personal computers or in the Digital Media Computer Lab (FAB310).
*Cancel reservations you are unable to attend. Late arrivals will be subject to cancellation based on immediate need. Three unattended reservations will result in the revocation of lab use.
*Faculty may reserve blocks of time for classes through the Digital Media Fab Lab Scheduling Calendar, or by emailing the Lab Manager.
5. Be Safe – Volunteers, Lab Monitors, Graduate Assistants, and Staff are present for your safety. Always use machines and tools as instructed to ensure the safety of yourself, others, and the lab environment. Always consult with the lab monitor when there is a situation of concern. In the event of damage by reckless or negligent use, the responsible party is financially liable.
6. Clean Up – The Digital Media Fab Lab is a communal space utilized by a lot of people. Please be respectful to everyone by cleaning up any mess you make. Return tools to their storage location and dispose of scrap materials in designated areas. The lab will gladly accept material donations if they are of a useful size and condition.
Questions? Contact the Digital Media Fab Lab Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org