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 printer. These resources are available to all AAH students for 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 and must take the safety orientation for the shop the machinery is located in. The Woodshop orientation covers everything except the CNC plasma cutter, which is located in the Metal Shop.


Summer 2021 

CNC Router Access: Located in room 261 across from the freight elevator on the second floor.
Available Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday by appointment. Email Evan.blackstock@colorado.edu to schedule an appointment or for more info. 

Laser Cutter and Vinyl Cutter Access: Located in the wood shop, these tools can be used on a first come first serve basis when the wood shop is open. Summer hours for the wood shop are Thursdays from 10am to 3pm. 

CNC Plasma Cutter and 3D Printer Access: Located in the Metal shop, these tools are available Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday by appointment. Email Evan.blackstock@colorado.edu to schedule an appointment or for more info. 


The Digital Fabrication facilities at CU include wood and plasma CNC routers, 3D printers, a vinyl plotter, and laser cutter. Access to these machines is limited to course work in the AAH department only. Please review the Digital Fabrication Calendar to find times you can schedule appointments with the fabrication staff for training. Please email evan.blackstock@colorado.edu to sign up for training or CNC use.

Once you've completed the training, you may use the following link to reserve appointment slots on the laser cutter. You may only sign up for a single hour slot per day. In the description box please include your current AAH course and instructor's name. 

Woodshop: VAC 271; Metal Shop: VAC 290

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

Contact

William Rumley
Shop Supervisor/ Building Proctor
william.rumley@colorado.edu
Office phone (303)492-6419
Office 271

Evan Blackstock
evan.blackstock@colorado.edu