The Latest Making Tools are Here.
So are friendly experts who can help you every step of the way
Our newly expanded Fab Lab gives every maker in our community access to the latest tools and equipment they need to transform an idea into a reality. We also have experts on hand at all times to show you how to use every tools and to keep you safe while you do.
Take a look at the equipment available to you.
Epilog Mini 18 Laser
20-watt CO2 Legend Elite Series computer controlled laser engraver/cutter provides an 18″ x 12″ (457 x 305 mm) work area.
Epilog Helix 2 Laser
40-Watt CO2 Legend Elite Series computer controlled laser engraver/cutter provides 24″ x 18″ (610 x 457 mm) work area and a 8.5″ (216 mm) z-stroke.
Epilog Rotary Attachment
Rotary axis that allows cylindrical objects to be lasered inside of the Mini 18 or Helix 24.
- General processes: Engrave, cut through many non-metallic materials that are less than 1/4” thick (thicker might be possible depending upon material)
- Typical uses: Precisely cut through materials and/or engrave text, logos, graphics and photos
- Common materials: Paper, cardboard, acrylic, wood, laserable plastic, glass (engraving not cutting)
- Limitations: Will not cut metal. Can never be used with PVC, vinyl, pleather, artificial leather, polycarbonate, HDPE, fiberglass, coated carbon fiber, unidentified materials, and any other material that emits hazardous fumes when burned
Roland CAMM-1 Servo GX-24
Precisely cut vinyl decals, conductive copper film, adhesive backed epoxy film, or laminate film. Loadable material width is 50 to 700 mm (2 to 27-1/2 in) Maximum cutting area is width of 584 mm (22-15/16 in) and length of 24998 mm (984-1/8 in)
- General processes: Precisely cut vinyl decals, conductive copper film, adhesive backed epoxy film, or laminate film
- Typical uses: Signs, banners, simple silk-screens for t-shirts, bags, etc., flexible circuit boards (single and multi-layer), micro fluidic devices
- Limitations: Users must use the materials sold
Precision Milling Machine
Roland Modela MDX-15
This precision (micron resolution) milling machine includes a contact scanner attachment. Max operation area: 152.4 mm (X) x 101.6 mm (Y) x 60.5 mm (Z)
- General processes: Precision 2D and 3D machining, scanning (with optional attachment)
- Typical uses: Removing copper cladding to create rigid surface mount circuit boards, machining small objects and molds
- Limitations: Only able to cut softer material s like FR1 stock, machinable wax, machinable foam, wood, acrylic, ABS, plaster, etc. Maximum tool diameter is 0.125”
Large CNC Milling Machine
Large (4’x8′) numerically-controlled milling machine with variable frequency drive (VFD) spindle – 96” x 48” x 6” nominal cutting area. Must use during designated times when assistance is available unless certified.
Forest Scientific HS CNC Router
With closed loop hybrid servo technology, variable frequency drive (VFD) spindle, and vacuum hold-down table – 48” x 96” x 10.5” nominal cutting area. Intended for experienced users; must use during designated times when assistance is available.
- General processes: 2D and 3D machining of larger objects
- Typical uses: Cutting plywood based furniture and objects, making wood signs, cutting larger 3D objects from machinable foam
- Limitations: Not intended for cutting metal; you should supply your own tooling (typically use standard wood working cutters without bearings)
MakerGear M2 Dual Extruder
FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) print technology, build dimensions: 200 mm (8″) x 250 mm (10″) x 200 mm (8″), heated borosilicate glass print bed, 0.35 mm brass nozzles.
- General processes: 3D printing of 3-dimensional plastic parts directly from a 3D computer file
- Typical uses: 3D printing of usable objects and prototypes to test form, fit, and function
- Limitations: Must use the materials sold in the lab; typically use 0.75 mm; Polylactic acid (PLA) filament
NextEngine 3D Scanner HD (with turn table)
Uses Multistripe laser triangulation (MLT) technology with twin 5.0 megapixel CMOS image sensors. Field size: 5.1” x 3.8” (Macro) and 13.5” x 10.1” (Wide). Dimensional accuracy +/- 100 micron (Macro) and +/- 300 micron (Wide).
- General processes: Used to scan an existing 3D object to create a digital point cloud data
- Typical use: Digitize complex shapes for 3D printing, reverse engineering, design modification, computer graphics, etc
- Limitations: Field size is 5.1” x 3.8” (Macro) and 13.5” x 10.1” (Wide); time consuming and somewhat difficult to use; creates point cloud data which is of limited use without additional software
Some computers also have Ubuntu. Have software for 2D design, 3D design, CAD/CAM, electronic schematic and circuit design, micro-controller programming, 3D slicing and printing, etc.
These are equipped with Adobe Creative Suite
Circuit board rework tools
Programming tools for low-cost high-speed embedded processors
Variable DC power supply
Digital multi-meter, oscilloscope, etc.
- General processes: Soldering, programming, testing and repair
- Typical uses: Creating surface mount and through-hole circuits; exploration of electronic, sensors and other inputs and output devices, programmable control, interfaces, circuit design and testing, etc
24” Acrylic bender
8.5” x 11” laminator
Ridgid oscillating Edge Belt / Spindle Sander
Molding and casting supplies
Multi-site group video conferencing system
What's the cost to you?
Almost nothing. Most of our equipment is free to use during open Fab Lab hours. All you need to do is bring your own materials. And we can help you figure out what you need and where to find it.Visit Us