person welding wearing a welding mask

Access & Training

The 3D Fabrication Labs require Facilities Access and specialized training before you can access them.

Art & Design 3D Fab Lab

The Art & Design Fab Lab occupies three spaces on the lower lever of the Art & Design Building: Rooms 12, 20, & 32

Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am–12pm, 1pm–10pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am–12:15pm, 2pm–10pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am–12pm, 1pm–10pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am–12:15pm, 2pm–10pm
  • Friday: 8:30am–12pm, 1pm–4pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: 5pm–10pm
a green bandsaw in a woodshop

Level 1 Equipment

Equipment

Level 1 equipment is usable by all students who have completed the 3D Fabrication Lab Safety Orientation:

  • Bandsaws (1/4″ to 2″ blades)
  • Compound Miter Saw
  • Panel Saw
  • Belt/Disc Sander
  • Scroll Saw
  • Oscillating Spindle Sander
  • Drum Sander
  • Drill Press
  • Hot Wire tools
  • Flexshaft/Dremel tools
  • Compressed Air-Pneumatic Brad Nailer/Pin Nailer/Stapler
a green bandsaw in a woodshop
student using a lathe in the woodshop

Level 2 Equipment

Level 2 equipment requires additional specialized training. To sign up for a training go to: go.illinois.edu/artLevel2Training:

  • 10” Table Saw with Sawstop
  • Router Table
  • Planer
  • Jointer
  • Wood Lathe
  • Vacuum Former
student using a lathe in the woodshop
cnc cut wood with the letters

Level 3 Equipment

Level 3 equipment must be used in consultation with a Lab Assistant (see Key Links above to request usage):

  • CNC router
  • Waterjet
cnc cut wood with the letters

Flagg Hall 3D Fab Lab

Located in room 38 in Flagg Hall

Hours

By appointment only for Fall 2021. Contact Mike Collins at collins9@illinois.edu.

Equipment

Level 1 (usable by all students who have completed the 3D Fabrication Lab Safety Orientation):

  • Bandsaws (1/4″ to 2″ blades)
  • Compound Miter Saw
  • Panel Saw
  • Belt/Disc Sander
  • Drill Press
  • Compressed Air-Pneumatic Brad Nailer/Pin Nailer/Stapler

Level 2 (specialized training must be completed before students are authorized to use these tools. To sign up for a training go to: go.illinois.edu/artLevel2Training):

  • 10″ Table Saw with Sawstop
  • MIG welder
  • TIG welder
  • Plasma Cutter
  • Horizontal/Vertical Metal Cutting Bandsaws
  • Sheet Metal-Bending/Rolling Tools
  • Bench Grinder
  • Angle Grinder
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