Laser Cutter Hours
|Wednesday||4:00pm - 9:00pm|
|Thursday||4:00pm - 9:00pm|
|Saturday||12:00pm - 5:00pm|
dFab Class Homework Hours
for students completing homework for classes held in the dFab studio
|Wednesday||9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am - 12:00pm|
|Sunday||4:00pm - 10:00pm|
Other Acces to 3D Printers and CNC Mills
Contact Andy Ta at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
The Digital Fabrication Studio is a facility open to the all MICA students. It houses laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC mills, with support from trained technicians. This facility also hosts classes that integrate digital technologies into fabrication processes, including the creation of objects from digital 3D models and the integration of electronics into made objects. This is not a service center where you drop off a file and pick up an object; this is a studio where artists and designers are actively engaged in making and learning.
The studio is equipped with CNC mills including a Multicam Classic (50" x 100" x 4"), a Roland MDX-40A (12" x 12" x 4" or 10.6" x 4" diameter with the rotary axis), and a Roland MDX-20 (6" x 8" x 2"). The studio supports 3D printing with very high resolution photopolymer (Objet30), a high resolsution powder-based material (ZCorp 310), and plastic extrusion (RepRap Prusa Mendel, Rostock, and Kossel). Laser cutting is done with a 30W Pinnacle Mercury and a 60W Accuris laser cutter. A Roland LPX-1200 DS is available for high resolution 3D scanning of objects up to 16" tall and 10" in diameter. Other tools in the studio include a jig saw, soldering irons, multimeters, Plexiglas cutter, and basic hand tools.
The Digital Fabrication Studio is commited to hands-on learning, creative applications of new technology, and an open-source ethos of community and sharing.
The studio is made possible, in part, by generous contributions from MMI.
Digital Fabrication Studio Technician
Director of Fabrication Studios