The Columbus Digital Fabrication Studio (CDFS) is a general-access laser cutting lab in the Columbus Drive Building. The facilities include Trotec laser engravers, Universal laser engraver, a Roland CNC mill, Ultimaker 3D printers, Lulzbot 3D printers, 3D scanners, a fletcher cutter, digital fabrication tools, computers, and so much more!

Access

The laser cutters at CDFS are available to currently enrolled students and active faculty and staff at SAIC. All users must attend an authorization prior to using the laser cutter. The laser cutters are self-serve; users must run cutting jobs themselves, with the supervision of a lab monitor. See the Laser Access Policy page for details.

Authorizations

Authorizations are conducted on a regular basis, and are approximately 45 minutes in duration. Authorizations are good for one calendar year at both the Advanced Output Center and the Columbus Digital Fabrication Studio. Signup in person at the Columbus Digital Fabrications Studio - RM 126.

Certifications/Demonstrations

CDFS: To request a class demonstration on any of the tools in CDFS please contact Eric Fuertes at efuertes@saic.edu or 312.443.3334

Materials Lab: To request a certi cation on the CNC plasma cutter or powder coater then please contact Hannah Hirsekorn at hhirsekorn@saic.edu or 312.857.7689