Digital Fabrication Lab


Student 3D projects dancing in the lab

Operations Dates and Times: The Digital Fabrication Lab will be open Spring 2020 on January 21th. 

The Digital Fabrication Lab is CLOSED until further notice. 
Remote consultations with the Digital Fabrication Lab Manager, Chris K. Palmer, are available by appointment. Send questions and or Zoom consultation requests to . Consulting can also take place with description of your project and file review through email exchange.
Here is a list of services we will continue to offer:
- 3D file reviews for those that have home printers.
- Consultations on home repairs on 3D printers that are not working.
- CNC/3D: How to prepare a file for the job.
- Generation of toolpaths to demonstrate how the job would be produced and screenshots to include in presentation boards.
*updated 3/26/2020* 

Spring 2020 Closures
Monday February 17 - Academic and Administrative Holiday
Saturday March 21 to Sunday March 29 - Spring Break
Friday May 5 - Last Day Lab is Open, Closes at 5:00 PM

Fall/Spring 2020 Open Hours
Graduate - Saturday 11:30 - 7:30 PM
Undergraduate - Sunday 11:30 - 7:30 PM
Udergraduate - Monday - Friday 10:30 - 8:00 PM
Graduate - Monday - Friday 8:30 PM - 10:30 AM

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


Laura Mae deLeon
Noah Pitts
Klea Bajala
Paige Plander

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)