Digital Fabrication

The Department of Art and Art History offers a number of digital fabrication tools including a CNC router, CNC plasma cutter, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and 3D printers. These resources are available to all AAH students doing coursework, as well as faculty and staff for research projects.

Because of the diverse range of materials and processes available, students are encouraged to use these resources in creative ways, combining different processes and mediums to push the limits of their ideas. Digital fabrication methods can save students time, and also open up new worlds of possibilities for their work and creative processes.

In order to access these resources, students must be currently enrolled in an AAH class, working on coursework, and take the safety orientation for the shop that the machinery is located in. The Woodshop orientation covers everything except the CNC plasma cutter and 3D printers, which are located in the Metal Shop.

Fall 2021 

CNC Router Access: Located in room 261 across from the freight elevator on the second floor.
Available Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday by appointment:


Laser Cutter Access: Located in the wood shop, the laser cutter is available during open wood shop hours, but you must sign up using the calendar below to use it. If there is no time slot shown, it is either reserved by someone else, or unavailable. Please keep laser cutting appointments to no more than 2 hours at a time.

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Vinyl Cutter Access: Located in the wood shop, this machine can be used on a first come first serve basis when the wood shop is open. Please see the wood shop calendar for the most current open hours schedule. 

CNC Plasma Cutter and 3D Printer Access: Located in the Metal shop, these tools are available on a first come first serve basis when the metal shop is open. Please see the metal shop calendar for the most current open hours schedule. If possible, please email Evan.blackstock@colorado.edu before coming in.

AAH Digital Fabrication Machinery & Equipment include:

  • Baleigh PT-22 2x2’
  • CNC table with Cutmaster A80 Plasma cutter (3/4”)
  • Thermwood Model 40 5x5’
  • CNC router with vacuum table
  • Ultimaker 2 3D printer
  • Epilog Fusion 40 75W laser cutter
  • Graphtec CE6000 48”
  • Vinyl cutter/plotter
  • Structure sensor 3D scanner

Location:
Woodshop, VAC 271
Metal Shop, VAC 290

Contact:
Evan Blackstock
Digital Fabrication / Metal Shop Lab Coordinator
Evan.Blackstock@colorado.edu
Office phone: (303)492-4928
Office: Room 290