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ART 361 (3rd floor - East Wing)
Hours icon FALL 2019 HOURS*
Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat/Sun CLOSED
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Digital Fabrication Lab

GENERAL INFORMATION
The CVAD Digital Fabrication Lab (dFabLab) is comprised of four rooms in the East Wing of the art building: 351, 351A, 361 and 369. The main reception area, ART 361, is where users check-in at their scheduled time. The Demo Room, 351, contains all available demo equipment, and SLA 3D printers. Room 351A houses the vinyl cutter and laser engravers. Room 369 houses our CNC Routers, Plasma Cutter and Waterjet Cutter. A full list of available equipment appears at the bottom of this page.

The dFabLab is an open resource for current UNT College of Visual Arts and Design graduate and undergraduate students to utilize the latest digital fabrication tools in the production of their work. Keep in mind that this is a space to make art, it is not a manufacturing facility for business or commercial ventures. It is paid for and maintained using a portion of the standard art student fees. Because of this, all students currently enrolled in CVAD courses have access to the lab without any additional costs.

*Exceptions to Standard Hours (such as holiday hours, inclement weather closings, etc.) will be posted on this webpage.

RESERVE A MACHINE
To reserve time on the CVAD Digital Fabrication Lab machines, click here.

SAFETY TRAINING
All Digital Fab Lab users must attend a Safety Training Session prior to using the lab. Each semester we will announce Drop-in times for these 30-minute sessions.

Click here for Spring 2019 Safety Training Session info

INFORMATION FOR...
Students
Faculty
Outside of CVAD

EQUIPMENT LIST

3D SCANNERS
(1) Creaform Go!SCAN 20
Industry-standard, engineering quality
Full color
2”-20” part size range
.1mm accuracy
.1mm resolution
Faculty signature required for checkout
(1) Creaform Go!SCAN 50
Industry-standard, engineering quality
Full color
12”-120” part size range
.1mm accuracy
.5mm resolution
Faculty signature required for checkout.
(2) Structure Sensors
Paired with iPad Pro
Lightweight, portable
User-friendly and easy to operate
Full color
Outputs compact .obj, .stl, .vrml, .ply files
CNC ROUTERS
Cuttable materials include: wood, MDF, acrylic, aluminum, plastic
(1) ShopBot Desktop
1hp spindle
24"x18" cutting area
3.5" maximum material thickness
Cut depth dependent on job setup and bit selection
Portable. Available for demos.
(1) ShopBot PRS Standard 96 x 48
2.2hp spindle
8'x4' cutting area
4" maximum material thickness
Cut depth dependent on job setup and bit selection
(1) ShopBot PRS Standard 96 x 48
2.2hp spindle
8'x4' cutting area
4" maximum material thickness
Vacuum hold-down system
(1) ShopBot PRS Standard 96 x 48
2.2hp spindle
8'x4' cutting area
12" maximum material thickness
Vacuum hold-down system
LASER CUTTERS/ENGRAVERS
Cuttable materials include: wood, acrylic, paper, polyester, cardboard, leather
Engravable materials include all of the above, plus: stone, glass, anodized aluminum
Not allowed on machines: polycarbonate, PVC, vinyl, Lexan, fiberglass, HDPE, polystyrene
(4) Epilog Fusion M2
75 watt
40"x28" cutting area
13.25" max material thickness
Cut depth dependent on material
Rotary attachment for cylindrical objects
Camera for streaming or recording job progress
(1) Epilog Helix 24
60 watt
24"x18" cutting area
8.5" material thickness
Cut depth dependent on material
(1) Epilog Zing 16
30 watt
16"x 12" cutting area
4.5" maximum material thickness
Cut depth dependent on material
Portable. Self-contained filtration system. Available for demos.
3D PRINTERS
(2) Formlabs Form 2 Resin Printers
Uses UV-cured liquid resin
5.7"x5.7"x6.9" Build Area
Colors Available: clear, black, white, gray, castable (blue), tough (aqua)
Parts commonly designed in 3D programs such as Rhinoceros 3D, Autodesk Fusion 360, Google Sketchup, Tinkercad or Autodesk Maya

PLASMA CUTTERS
(1) Torchmate Growth Series 4x4
48”x48” cutting area
½" maximum material thickness

WATERJET CUTTER
(1) Wazer
High-pressure water stream mixed with garnet abrasive
12"x18" cutting area
maximum material thickness 1”
Cut depth dependent on material
Cuttable materials include: steel, aluminum, glass, plastic, copper, titanium, marble