Fabrication Shops

Digital Tools

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: 12:00–5:00 PM
Sunday: 2:00–10:00 PM

Rapson FABstore and Laser Lab

Monday–Thursday: 9:00 AM–10:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00–8:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00–10:00 PM

McNeal Laser Lab

Monday: 12:00–2:30 PM, 5:00–8:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00–2:30 PM, 5:00–8:00 PM


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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CURRENT EQUIPMENT

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

  • 6 at 129 Rapson
  • 1 at 334A McNeal
  • $.20/minute for academic work
  • non-academic work is not permitted
  • $10 GopherGOLD account balance required
ULS PLS6.150D

3)Dimension SST1200es FDM printers




3D Print Request Form

  • 10"x10"x12" build envelope
  • ABS+ plastic
  • 5 monochrome colors
  • .010" and .013" layer resolution
  • $5.00/cuin CDES academic work
  • $5.00/cuin + $.69/min staff time for non-CDES academic work
Dimension sst 1200 es

1)Stratasys Fortus 250MC FDM printer




3D Print Request Form

  • 10"x10"x12" build envelope
  • ABS+ plastic
  • 5 monochrome colors
  • .007", .010" and .013" layer resolution
  • $5.00/cuin CDES academic work
  • $5.00/cuin + $.69/min staff time for non-CDES academic work
Stratasys Fortus 250 mc
CAMaster CR408ATC CNC router
  • 48" x 96"x 12"* capacity
  • 12" x 96" rotary axis
  • RhinoCam used to make toolpaths
  • z capacity determined by part geometry
  • $.20/min CDES academic work
  • $62.40/hr non-CDES academic work
CR408ATC
CAMaster CR404ATC CNC router
  • 48" x 48"x 12"* capacity
  • 12" x 96" rotary axis
  • RhinoCam used to make toolpaths
  • z capacity determined by part geometry
  • $.20/min CDES academic work
  • $62.40/hr non-CDES academic work
CR408ATC

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