Rapid Prototyping Laboratory
The Rapid Prototyping Laboratory (Towne 167) contains four Universal Laser PLS 4.75 flatbed laser cutters and a fleet of six open access MakerBot 3D printers for hands-on exploration. Four designated PC workstations that are networked to the laser systems are available to provide support for part design and fabrication. The lasers provide students the ability to cut various nonmetallic materials, while the MakerBots offer the ability to 3D print prototypes out of PLA plastic. This lab also houses an injection-molding machine for the use of students enrolled in the IPD 501 (Integrated Computer-Aided Design, Manufacturing, and Analysis).
Staffed Hours – During academic sessions (see calendar):
Mon-Thurs: 9AM-9PM , Fri: 9AM – 6PM, Sat: 12PM – 6PM, Sun: 12PM – 9PM