Digital Fabrication Lab


Student 3D projects dancing in the lab

Operations Dates and Times: The Digital Fabrication Lab will be open Fall 2019 on August 28th. 

Fall 2019 Closures
Monday September 2 - Academic and Administrative Holiday
Monday November 11 - Academic and Administrative Holiday
Thursday November 28 - Sunday December 1 - Fall Break
Friday December 20 - Last Day Lab is Open, Closes at 5:00 PM

Fall 2019 Open Hours
Graduate - Saturday 11:30 - 7:30 PM
Undergraduate - Sunday 11:30 - 7:30 PM
Udergraduate - Monday - Friday 11:30 - 9:30 PM

History of the DFL


In 2014, CED opened its Digital Fabrication Lab (DFL) in part due to a bequest from Vernon DeMars (BA '31), celebrated architect and co-founder of the College of Environmental Design.  The DeMars gift, along with in-kind donations of design and construction expertise by alumni Mark Cavagnero (of Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects) and Tom Mead (formerly of WebCor Builders), allows CED to bring the best digital facilities to our students and faculty.  The 1,500-square-foot lab houses a variety of 2D and 3D digitally controlled equipment. 

Digital Fabrication Lab Staff

Director of Fabrication Services

Semar Prom
(510) 642-4903

DFL Manager

Chris K. Palmer
(510) 452-7528


Laura Mae deLeon
Felicity Holbrow
Klea Bajala

Digital Fabrication Lab Equipment

  • 1- Universal Laser Systems ILS 12.150D laser cutter
  • 2- Universal Laser System X-660 laser cutters
  • 2- Universal PLS6.75 laser cutters
  • 1- V460 Laser cutter 
  • 12- Original Prusa i3 Mk3 3D Printers
  • 1- CNC Router
  • 1- Zund S3 Digital Blade Cutter
  • 1- NextEngine 3D Scanner Ultra HD
  • 1- DIWire (wire bending)