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.
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
The lab is available during the summer but is only open during staffed hours. There are no “after hours” use during the summer.
Fall and Spring Lab Hours
|Day||Undergraduate Hours||Graduate Lab Hours|
|Monday||11:30 am–9:30 pm||10 pm–11 am|
|Tuesday||11:30 am–9:30 pm||10 pm–11 am|
|Wednesday||11:30 am–9:30 pm||10 pm–11 am|
|Thursday||11:30 am–9:30 pm||10 pm–11 am|
|Friday||11:30 am–9:30 pm||10 pm–11 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
|Monday||11:30 am–7:30 pm|
|Tuesday||11:30 am–7:30 pm|
|Wednesday||11:30 am–7:30 pm|
|Thursday||11:30 am–7:30 pm|
|Friday||11:30 am–7:30 pm|