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DigiFabLab

The CDes Fabrication Expansion project is on-going.
Expected completion is currently 09/15.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to offering
improved space and capabilities upon project completion.

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

 

The Digital Fabrication Lab provides 3D printing, CNC routing and self-service laser cutting to all University areas. The W.L. Hall Workshop is supported primarily be CDes collegiate fees and access is limited to work directly related to CDes courses and research activities.

 

NON-ACADEMIC WORK IS NOT PERMITTED

 

 

FALL 2014

CONTACT US

 

M-Th 9:00am - 9:45pm  

612.624.9093
cdesshop@umn.edu

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

  F 9:00am - 4:45pm  
  Sa 12:00pm- 4:45pm  
  Su 2:00pm - 9:45pm  
The CDes Fabrication Expansion project is on-going. Expected completion is currently 09/15. We appreciate your patience and look forward to offering improved space and capabilities when the project is completed.

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CURRENT EQUIPMENT


   

7)ULS 18" x 32" 150 watt Co2 laser cutting systems

  • 6 at 129 Rapson
  • 1 at 355 McNeal
  • $.50/min CDES academic work
  • $1.00/min non-CDES academic work
ULS PLS6.150D
2)Dimension SST1200es FDM printers
  • 10"x10"x12" build envelope
  • ABS+ plastic
  • 5 monochrome colors
  • $4.00/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