🛠️ Think with your hands
In our specialized facilities, you’ll gain experience with industrial machinery like table saws and drill presses, traditional techniques like joinery and steam bending, and even try out technological tools like CNC routers. One student made molds to form a curved plywood coffee table, and a class repurposed drought-damaged trees with chainsaws.
Rapid Prototyping Studio
The Rapid Prototyping Studio is a prototyping and fabrication space equipped with computerized machinery, including five laser cutters, over forty 3D printers, a vinyl cutter, and a three-axis CNC (computer numerically controlled) router. After a shop orientation, you’ll be able to experiment with etching, cutting, and building with a variety of materials, including acrylic, cardboard, cloth, fabric, glass, masonite, paper, plastic, plywood, rubber, stone, and wood.