Fall 2020 Modified Operations
The Fabrication Shops will be available for College of Design academic work by appointment only for Fall '20. Safety is our primary concern and our continued operation is dependent on all shop users wearing masks, washing hands frequently, and maintaining physical distancing.
A working document of our modified operations can be found here. Please note, this document is subject to change. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.Please contact Molly Sanford (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions and concerns. Thank you!
Students may schedule appointments for completion of CDes academic work in our facilities by following the links below.
Digital Fabrication Service Bureau
Digital fabrication resources will be provided as a service bureau. Instead of coming into Rapson to laser cut, rout, and 3D print, students can submit work requests to be processed by staff. Students can pick their completed orders at the Materials Store (Rapson 129) or the McNeal Laser Lab (rm 334A, laser cut orders only) or arrange with staff to ship them (allow for extra time).
Students will be expected to submit properly prepared files (see templates and guides on the right sidebar) and plan ahead! Our demand will fluctuate, and projects that are designed last minute may not be fabricated in time. Please respond promptly to questions about your work requests to ensure the process goes smoothly.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Molly Sanford, Fabrication Shop Director
Justin Kindelspire, Digital Fabrication Specialist
Annie Henly, Fabrication Technician
Meena Mangalvedhekar, Fabrication Technician
Alex Walton, Fabrication Technician
Stin Kedrowski, Fabrication Technician
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Click on image for dos and don'ts for each piece of equipment.
12"x 36" Metal Lathe
9"x42" Knee Mill
Shop User Handbook
Policies And Procedures
Materials Price List
Digital Assistant Program
Links & Tutorials
Rhinocam Tool Library
Plasma Set-up Guide
Rhinocam Plasma Tools
Autocad to Laser
Rhino to Laser
Illustrator to Laser
Laser Cutting Topography
Autocad Laser Template
Laser People & Trees
Rhino Laser Template
Ai Laser Template
SketchUp Best Practices
Rhino 3D Print Prep
Rhino Scan, Cleanup, Remodel
Rhino Stl Repair Guide
Rhino to Dimension Guide