Digital Fabrication Lab

Lab Schedule

The schedule below represents the times during which a qualified staff person will be available to assist. To find out when you may access the Lab please see the note below regarding Undergraduate and Graduate use. The Digital Fabrication Lab is occasionally closed for orientation sessions, staff meetings, campus holidays or events, spring break, or other administrative purposes. Every attempt will be made to avoid interruption of the regular schedule.

Fall-Spring Undergraduates

The lab is available to CED undergraduate students who have paid the access fee, taken orientation, and signed the waivers. Undergraduates are able to access the lab during "Undergraduate Lab Hours," these are times where students are supervised by trained Mechnicians. (Please note that on Campus Holidays the access will be turned off and the DFL unavailable since staff will not be on hand to assist.)

Fall-Spring Graduates/PDST Students

The DFL is available "after-hours" to authorized CED Graduate students who have been trained and passed a test on all the available equipment, and who have shown an understanding of the lab's operation and safety procedures. Every Saturday is considered a Graduate Only day and Staff will be on hand to assist with CNC, Blade Cutter, and printing services.

Extended Lab Hours

During staffed lab hours, when a single staff is present, DFL Services and equipment use will be modified.    

“Modified Service” means that staff may not be available to provide the following services:

  • 3D print file review and processing
  • CNC file review and processing
  • Start up new CNC jobs 
  • Assist unreserved (walk in) Zund users
  • Conduct equipment orientations or Graduate student laser or Zund cutting testing

The following services will remain available during staffed regular and modified hours:

  • Currently running CNC jobs
  • 3D Printer jobs will be started and removed
  • Reserved Zund user access

Summer Use

The lab is available for continuing CED students during the summer but is only open during staffed hours. There are no "after hours" use during the summer.

Summer Access for 2019: Monday June 3rd - Friday August 16th [Closed Thursday July 4th]  [See hours below] 

Fall and Spring Lab Hours


Day Undergraduate Hours Graduate Lab Hours
Monday 10:30 am–8:00 pm 8:30 pm–10:30 am
Tuesday 10:30 am–8:00 pm 8:30 pm–10:30 am
Wednesday 10:30 am–8:00 pm 8:30 pm–10:30 am
Thursday 10:30 am–8:00 pm 8:30 pm–10:30 am
Friday 10:30 am–8:00 pm 8:30 pm–10:30 am


11:30 am–7:30 pm staffed
Sunday 11:30 am–7:30 pm 8 pm–11:30 am


Summer Lab Hours - All Users

Day Lab Hours
Monday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Saturday CLOSED