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.
Peak Time Usage Policy
During peak crunch times, defined as when there is only 1 staff person and all 6 Laser Cutters are being used, DFL services and equipment use will be modified.
“Modified Service” means that when this condition is occurring, staff will:
- Not conduct 3D printing file reviews, but items already in the print queues will continue to print
- Not conduct any CNC file reviews, but any ongoing CNC work can continue until closing
- Limit the Zund Blade Cutter use to those students considered “reserved users” (no unreserved, walk-in use)
- Not conduct any equipment orientations or Graduate student laser cutting testing
- Require students to leave promptly at 9:30 pm
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|