MSU DENVER DEPARTMENT OF ART
Explore Art at MSU Denver:
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, email your course roster to this address: [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 crosschecks student IDs with the corresponding course rosters. The lab should not be used unsupervised. The faculty can be supervisor if there are no monitors present.
It’s the faculty’s responsibility to train students on equipment before it’s used. For convenience, there are printed instruction manuals physically attached to each piece of equipment, and below you can find a Sharepoint link to digitized versions of these training manuals. Our monitors are here to help faculty and students, reach out to them for face-to-face training.
Reservations can be booked immediately, are made in intervals of 30 minutes, and can’t be made more than 3 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.
Presently, there are three monitors (Brenda, Garrett and Griffyn) providing a total of 23 open studio hours per week at the following times:
Wednesday 4:15pm – 6:15pm (Brenda)
Thursday 11:00am – 3:00pm (Griffyn)
Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm (Griffyn)
Saturday 3:00pm – 6:00pm (Brenda)
Sunday 9:00am – 6:00pm (Garrett)
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-TH 9:00am – 3:00pm and F 9:00am – 1:00pm).
In-line with MSU Denver’s current Covid-19 safety mandates, there are only two people allowed in this lab at a time, for example, one monitor and one student. All students and monitors are to abide the university social distancing guidelines, properly wear a mask over their nose and mouth, refrain from eating and drinking in the lab, and to carefully wipe down touched surfaces and work areas with the provided cleaning equipment.
Canon Large Format Printer, Pro-2000
Epilog Fusion M2 Laser Cutter
Matter + Form 3D Scanner
Roland Vinyl Cutter
Ultimaker 3D Printer
Zortrax 3D Printers
Adobe Creative Suite