Available Tools

Makerbot Replicator+ 3D Printer

The Makerbot Replicator+ is the perfect introduction to Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing. With easy-to-use software and user interface, Design Lab users can be introduced to 3D printing, 3D modeling, and begin printing all in one day, using the Replicator+. 

  • Build Volume: 11.6 x 7.6 x 6.5in
  • Layer Resolution: 0.1mm
  • Materials Supported: PLA


Makerbot Replicator+ 3D printer is shown
FlashForge Creator 3

The FlashForge Creator 3 is a dual extruder FDM 3D printer. This printer takes FDM a step further, and allows users to create more complex parts, with the aid of support material, as well as create parts with multiple materials. In the Design Lab, users will be able to realize complicated designs and print them with high resolution.

  • Build Volume: 11.8 x 9.8 x 7.87in
  • Layer Resolution: 0.05-0.4 mm
  • Materials Supported: PLA / ABS / PVA / PETG / HIPS / PA PC / WOOD / ASA / PA-CF / PA-GF
FlashForge Creator 3 3D Printer is shown, with the door open
Formlabs Form 3

The Form 3 is a Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer. This printer uses a resin filament, in liquid form, and uses a 250mW laser to cure the resin, layer by layer, to create a 3D model. The Form 3 will allow Design Lab users to create extremely detailed and very high resolution parts, perfect for display or modeling purposes.

  • Build Volume: 5.7 x 5.7 x 7.3in
  • Layer Resolution: 0.001in
  • Materials Supported: Resin
FormLabs Form 3 SLA Printer is shown.
Boss LS-1416 Laser Cutter

The BOSS laser cutter can cut and engrave a variety of materials, from cutting through quarter inch acrylic to engraving aluminum and steel. Users will be able to create signage, electronics covers, and more, using the laser to quickly cut and mark materials.

  • Cutting Area: 14 x 16 in
  • Laser: 50W CO2
  • Maximum Cutting Thickness: 3/8" for Acrylics and Woods
A Boss LS 1416 Laser Cutter
Haas CNC MiniMill

The CNC Mill in the Design Lab provides opportunities for users to learn CNC machining and create highly complex metal parts.

This image is a Haas CNC Mini Milling Machine
Bridgeport Milling Machine

The Bridgeport is a manual milling machine, that will help users learn the basics of manual manufacturing, and make instrumentation for research.

The image shows a Bridgeport Manual Mill
Hardinge HLV-H Lathes

The Design lab has two Hardinge Manual Lathes, which will allow users to create a variety of parts, including threaded parts.

The image shows a Hardinge Lathe in the Design Lab.
Vertical and Horizontal Band Saws

The vertical and horizontal band saws allows users to cut stock down to size for creating instrumentation.

Do All Vertical Band Saw
This image shows a jet horizontal band saw

Drill Presses (2)
Belt Sander
Grinders (3)
Tabletop Drill Press
Hand Tools
Soldering Equipment
SolidWorks 3D Modeling Software 

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