Fabrication Shops Machines & Materials

A student putting together a project in the fabrication lab

The Fabrication Shops provide both digital and analog equipment to manipulate wood, foam, plastics, masonry, metals, and composites. Our professional staff and student technicians are present at all times to demonstrate safe, efficient, and effective equipment use. On a case-by-case basis, we will either teach you how to use the machine on your own or operate it on your behalf.

Machines & Materials

Analog Machines

Our analog machines are typically used for projects that involve woodworking, metalworking, or plastics. 

Student working with a saw
  • 10” Sawstop Cabinet Saws
  • 12” Miter Saws
  • 16”x42” Wood Lathe
  • 20” Scroll Saw
  • 12” Helical Head Jointer
  • 20” Helical Head Planer
  • 9”, 14”, and 17” Bandsaws
  • 20” Variable Speed Drill Press
  • 12” Belt/Disc Sander
  • Edge Sander
  • Oscillating Spindle Sander
  • 37” Wide Belt Sander
Digital Machines

Our digital machines are typically used for projects that involve plasma cutting, routing, or laser and 3D printing.

They can be used for making large and small-scale models, designed prototypes and products, furniture, graphic stencils, and metal parts. 

Please note, if you want to use the CNC router you must reserve time and keep your reservation link. You will not have to operate the machine. Please talk to the staff about what you hope to use the CNC router for, and email your file to a staff member 24 hours before your scheduled time.

ULS 18"x32" 150-Watt Co2 Laser Cutting System

  • Scale models for architecture, interior design
  • Stencils for graphic design

Dimension SST1200es FDM Printer (request form)

  • Prototypes for product design

Stratasys Fortus 250MC FDM Printer (request form)

  • Prototypes for product design

CAMaster CR408ATC CNC Router

  • Large-scale topographical models
  • Furniture 

CAMaster CR404ATC CNC Router

  • Large-scale topographical models
  • Furniture 

ShopSabre SideKick4 CNC Plasma Cutter

  • Metal architectural details (e.g., screens)
  • Flat-pack steel furniture

ProtoMax Waterjet Cutter

  • Scale models
  • Highly detailed scale metal parts
Materials List & Prices

Located in room 127 of Rapson Hall, the FABstore sells shop materials to students at a discounted price.

Please download our materials price list to see what we have to offer. If you are unfamiliar with a particular item or have questions about what material will work best for your project, ask our staff. In cases where we do not have the particular material you are looking for, we may be able to order it for you or find a suitable alternative.