Digital fabrication typically starts by making a model with computer aided drawing (CAD) software. From here information from that model can be extracted, either directly from the model or from additional software to be feed into a machine. By using Computer Numerical Control (CNC) a machine is told how to complete a precious action, whether that is 3D printing or cutting with a router, laser or hot plasma. The digital fabrication lab is also a space to test circuits, code Arduino boards and other electro-mechanical processes.
Located in CCA II rom 125B, the digital fabrication lab is open to those trained on equipment and computers available to use CAD software. Only those who have taken ART 400 – Digital Fabrication or a specific training course can use the equipment.
A computer lab separate from the digital fabrication lab in CCAII room 214 has CAD software available as well. This lab is separate from the FASTEnER Lab with it’s own hours posted outside that lab.