To book available equipment in the Fabrication Lab or the Computer Lab, click here. Please note, only the sewing machine can be booked for independent use in the Fabrication Lab. For support creating 3D objects or using the equipment to fabricate an object, please book a Consult in the Fabrication Lab.
CNC Machine - Nomad 833
The CNC 'computer numerical control' machines uses a subtractive manufacturing process through which a custom design image is cut into a stock piece using computerized machine tools to remove layers of material.
Large Format Printer - Canon image Prograf iPF4000
Large format printing accommodates larger printing projects such as large maps or charts, blueprints, banners, and large-scale advertisements related to scholarship. (For poster printing for conferences (internal or external to UIC), please visit https://creative.uic.edu/ or other commercial printing services.)
Thermoforming involves the process of heating a plastic sheet until it is soft and then draping it over a mold. A vacuuming process is applied to suck the sheet onto the mold. The molded sheet is then removed from the mold.