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DigiFabLab Access

The MSU Denver Art Digital Fabrication Lab, or DigiFabLab, is for the creative research of students currently enrolled in Art Department courses at MSU Denver. To be granted access to the lab you should first have the permission, training and authorization from your instructor. Timeslots can be reserved on our Microsoft Bookings Calendar, and make sure to bring your MSU Denver ID card. Please note the equipment you would like to use on our Bookings calendar. If you have any questions for the lab, our monitors can be reached by email.

For instructors who would like their students to use the DIGIFABLAB for research during monitored hours, our committee’s protocol is that you first email your course roster to [email protected] along with an identification of the equipment that you’ve trained your students to use. Upon each student’s arrival to the lab, the lab monitor cross-checks the student’s ID with your course rosters. The lab should not be used unsupervised. The faculty can be supervisor if there are no monitors present.

As faculty, it’s our responsibility to train students on equipment before they use it. There are printed instruction manuals physically attached to each piece of equipment for your convenience. Our monitors are there to help you and your students, reach out to them if you would like face-to-face training.

Reservations can be booked immediately, are made in intervals of 30 minutes, and can’t be made more than 10 days in advance. The DIGIFABLAB Bookings Calendar has two services: the first service is for students to make appointments during monitored times, the second service is solely for faculty to make appointments during all other non-monitored times.

In-line with MSUDenver’s current Covid-19 safety mandates, please reinforce that your students abide the university health and safety guidelines and properly wear a mask over their nose and mouth, sanitize and clean their areas when they’re done.

Presently, we have two monitors (Manda and Mary) providing a total of 16 monitored hours per week at the following times:

Spring 2022 Hours

Monday 9:30am – 2:30pm (Mary)
Wednesday 9:30am – 2:30pm (Mary)
Thursday 9:30am – 2:30pm (Mary)

For some equipment, such as the laser cutter, the student needs to be present throughout the whole process. However, if a 3D print is initiated and finishes when the student isn’t present (sometimes a 3D print can take tens-of-hours), then the monitors are instructed to carefully remove prints and deliver them to the Department of Art’s Main Office, where the student may receive it during open hours M-F 08:30am – 05:00pm. Please note that due to staff shortages and pandemic protocols our on campus office hours may change.

Hardware

Canon Large Format Printer, Pro-2000

Epilog Fusion M2 Laser Cutter

Matter + Form 3D Scanner

Roland Vinyl Cutter

Ultimaker 3D Printer

Zortrax 3D Printers

Software

Adobe Creative Suite

Fusion 360

Slice

Z-Suite

Cura

Wide-screen photo shot of DigiFabLab including Laser Cutter, 3D printers, large format digital printer, and computer workstations.