Digital Fabrication Lab

CED DFL 3D Print Farm

Operations Dates and Times

Fall 2021 Service Hours
Session begins 8/25/21
Holidays Lab Closed - 9/6/21, 11/11/21, 11/25/21, 11/26/21
Last Day 12/17/21 Closed 5:30p
M-F 10a-6:30p

Covid 19 Protocols - Fall 2021
Please limit in person lab visits the lab to the following:
1. Picking up 3d prints or managing 3d print jobs in person (e.g. Changing filament, starting a job if desired in person.)
2. Using a resource with a reservation in the DFL Scheduler for that resource (e.g. Laser , Zund or CNC cutting appointment, Staff Consultation appointment)
3. A scheduled General or Zund Orientation
Hand sanitizer and clorox wipes will be available in the lab.
Masks are required until further notice and social distancing is recommended as much as possible.

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. The lab exclusively serves students enrolled and or taking courses in the College of Environmental Design. 

Digital Fabrication Lab Staff

Director of Fabrication Services

Semar Prom
(510) 642-4903

DFL Manager

Chris K. Palmer
(510) 452-7528


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 Mk3S+ 3D Printers
  • 10 Prusa Mini+ 3D Printers 
  • 2 Monoprice MP10 3D Printers with large diameter nozzles for rapid prototyping
  • 1- CNC Router
  • 1- Zund S3 Digital Blade Cutter
  • 1- NextEngine 3D Scanner Ultra HD
  • 1- DIWire (wire bending)