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DigiFabLab

The W.L. Hall Workshop and Digital Fabrication Laboratory are supported primarily by CDES collegiate fees. With the exception of laser cutting and 3d printing, facilities and services are exclusively for work related to CDes courses and research activities.

Summer 2014

CONTACT US

fabrication expansion underway
CNC unavailable
one laser available

annex closed
limited shop capacity

available hours on calendar below

612.624.9093
cdesshop@umn.edu

Kevin Groenke - Managing Technician
Justin Kindelspire - DigiFab Specialist
Keith Tucker
- Studio Technician
Patrick McKennan - Studio Technician

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The Digital Fabrication Lab (DigiFabLab) is a state-of-the-art digital prototyping and fabrication facility which provides digital tools that allow students to practice and explore iterative design thinking, the heart of design education.  From conceptual explorations to hands-on prototyping, the Lab expands design thinking and design making in the College. 

The DigiFabLab is a subsidiary of the W.L. Hall Workshop: Workshop Technicians provide instruction and support of all DigiFabLab capabilities.


The CDES Digital Fabrication Laboratory is supported entirely by CDES collegiate fees, non-academic work is not permitted. Services to students and interests outside of the College of Design are handled on a case-by-case basis and are subject to the CDES facilities use policy.

 

CURRENT EQUIPMENT


   

4)ULS 18" x 32" laser cutting systems

  • 1@150W, 2@120W, 1@60W
  • $.50/min CDES academic work
  • $1.50/min non-CDES academic work
2)Dimension SST1200es FDM printers
  • 10"x10"x12" build envelope
  • ABS+ plastic
  • 5 monochrome colors
  • $3.00/cuin CDES academic work
  • $10/cuin non-CDES academic work
CAMASTER CR 408 CNC router
  • 48" x 96"x 12"* capacity
  • 12" x 96" rotary axis
  • RhinoCam used to make toolpaths
  • z capacity determined by part geometry
  • $5.00/15 minutes CDES academic work
  • $100/hr non-CDES academic work

ShopSabre SideKick4
CNC plasma cutter

  • 50" x 53"
  • cuts mild steel up to 1/2" thick
  • RhinoCam used to make toolpaths
  • $5.00/15 minutes CDES academic work
  • $100/hr non-CDES academic work
ShopSabre Sidekick4
KNK MAXX24 knife plotter  
NextEngine 3D scanner