LCCC Fab Lab

Fab Lab Location & Contact Information

Nord Advanced Technologies Center Center
Room AT160
Lorain County Community College
1005 North Abbe Rd., Elyria, Ohio 44035
Phone:   (440) 366-4760
Email:   fab@lorainccc.edu

Fab Lab Coordinator
R. Scott Zitek
Engineering, Business and Information Technologies Division
(440) 366-7024
rzitek@lorainccc.edu

Fab Lab Hours

Open labs through May 7, 2017

Exceptions

Friday, May 5 – No open lab, Closed for special event.

Mondays: 9 am – 7 pm
Tuesdays: Closed
Wednesdays: Noon – 7 pm
Thursdays: 10 am – 5 pm
Fridays: 9 am – 2 pm
Saturdays: 9 am – 2 pm

The Fab Lab may occasionally need to be closed during the posted open lab hours to accommodate classes, special events, and other circumstances. To confirm hours or for more information call the fab lab directly at 440-366-4760. The Fab Lab will be closed if the campus is closed for a holiday or if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, etc.

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Introduction to CNC Routers Workshop

FREE, Hands-on event!

Friday, May 5th, 2017
9 am – 3 pm
Lorain County Community College
Nord Advanced Technologies Building, Room AT 160

Learn basics of machine operation and tooling. During the workshop we will also design parts in CAD/CAM and make them. There will also be a take home project you can do in a classroom. In addition to the points below:

  • Learn vacuum table system techniques
  • Learn about various spindles their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Learn fixturing techniques.
  • Learn about your options in CAD/CAM and their advantages.
  • Learn fundamentals of GCODE based machines and why machines that use this industry standard have the most flexibility.
  • Learn the difference between a GCODE interpreter and a machine that runs on GCODES.

Register for the CNC Routers Workshop

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About the Fab Lab

A picture of the new Fab Lab Entrance at AT 160
The new Fab Lab Entrance at AT 160

The Fab Lab has moved to room AT160

 

The Lorain County Community College Fab Lab is based upon the concepts of Dr Neil Gershenfeld, the director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Bits and Atoms.

A Fab Lab is a collection of commercially available machines that can be used to “make just about anything with features bigger than those of a computer chip.” Realistically, it offers the tools needed to “conceptualize, design, develop, fabricate and test” a wide variety of things. The best part is that the equipment is surprisingly easy to use.

Faculty, staff, students and the general public are welcome to check out the LCCC Fab Lab during open hours. If someone is interested in using the equipment, lab personnel should also be available to help during these times. 

Visit our Blog:  http://lcccfablab.blogspot.com 

 

Learn more about Fab Labs

 

Fab Lab Coordinator

R. Scott Zitek
Engineering, Business and Information Technologies Division
(440) 366-7024
rzitek@lorainccc.edu