Fabrication Shops

The Fabrication Shops are supported primarily by College of Design collegiate fees, access is limited to work directly related to College of Design courses and research activities.

3D printing, CNC routing and self-service laser cutting are available to all University areas with associated fees; however, College of Design coursework and research always has priority access.


Fall Semester Hours

Rapson Shops

Monday–Thursday: 9:00 am–10:00 pm (closed on Tuesdays from 3:00–4:00 pm)
Friday: 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

Rapson FABstore and Laser Lab

Monday–Thursday: 9:00 am–10:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

McNeal Laser Lab

Monday–Thursday: TBD



Contact Us

139 Rapson Hall | cdesshop@umn.edu | 612.624.9093

Staff

Kevin Groenke, Fabrication Manager

Justin Kindelspire, DigiFab Specialist

Molly Sanford, Studio Technician

Annie Henly, Fabrication Technician

Patrick McKennan, Outreach and Research Specialist

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WOODWORKING EQUIPMENT

Click on image for dos and don'ts for each piece of equipment.

 

10"tablesaw

2) 10" Sawstop Cabinet Saws
SCMS
2) 12" Miter Saws
16" x 42" wood lathe
16"x42" Wood Lathe(2nd benchtop)
20" planer
20" Helical Head Planer

Drill Press

Belt/Disc sander

12" Belt/Disc Sander (2@1"x5")

37 INCH WIDE BELT SANDER

METALWORKING EQUIPMENT
Piranha p_50 Ironworker
Piranha P50 Ironworker
12" x 36" metal lathe
12"x 36" Metal Lathe
9" x 42" Knee mill
9"x42" Knee Mill
 
belt/disc sander
6" Belt/10" Disc sander
grinder
Grinders
sandblasterSandblaster
20" Vertical Bandsaw
20" Vertical Bandsaw
7x12 horizontal bandsaw

6"x10" Horizontal Bandsaw
 
drill press
15" Drill Press
 
37" foot shear
37" Foot Shear

48" magnetic brake48" Magnetic Brake
finger brake
48" Box and Pan Brake

Hossfeld #2

Hossfeld #2 Metal Bender
   
mig welding
MIG Welding
tig welding
TIG Welding
gas welding
Gas Welding