The Digital Design and Fabrication Studio (D2FS) is an ecosystem of design computing resources, digital fabrication machines and professional services that support teaching and research needs for the department of Human Centered Design and the College of Human Ecology. The best way to engage D2FS is via the email addresses or the request forms listed below.

D2FS-HQ

D2FS-HQ is a controlled access facility. Within the facility, there are six zones—wood shop, electronics studio, assembly studio, paint room, laser studio, and 3D Print studio. The wood shop, Electronics studio, laser studio, and 3D print studio are supervised access zones. These zones may be accessed by students, both undergraduate and graduate, only when an approved faculty member or the technicians are present. The assembly studio and paint room are controlled access but unsupervised zones. Students who have received shop safety training may have unsupervised access to the assembly studio to assemble and finish their models. 

Email: ched2fs@cornell.edu 
Location: 2L31 Human Ecology Building (HEB) 
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 9am-4:30pm 

Request An Appointment

If are looking to laser cut, CNC cut, or 3D print, please request an appointment.

Request A Project

If you have a project and need help & support in the shop, please request a project.

Request Gallery Support

If you are looking for help and support setting up a gallery exhibit.

Student Handbook and Policy Guide

This guide provides an overview and orientation to the D2FS facilities, equipment, policies, and safety guidelines. All students must review the guide and sign the safety agreement prior to engagement with any D2FS equipment: 

Voluntary Use Form
Safety Agreement

D2FS-Lite

D2FS-Lite is a student-empowered maker space that has two 3D printers and a laser cutter. D2FS-Lite is limited to members of the HCD community. To gain 24/7 unsupervised access to the digital fabrication equipment, training and a certain number of supervised uses for each machine are required.

Email: d2fs-lite@cornell.edu 
Location: 1101 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall 
Hours of operation: 24/7 after training requirements are met

upcoming Training Sessions (Email to sign up)

Date Time Equipment
Wednesday, February 21st 10 – 11 am Epilog Laser Cutter
Thursday, February 22nd 1 – 2 pm Epilog Laser Cutter
Friday, February 23rd 10 – 11 am Resin 3D Printer
Monday, February 26th 10 – 11 am Epilog Laser Cutter
Tuesday, February 27th 1 – 2 pm Epilog Laser Cutter
Wednesday, February 28th 10 – 11 am Resin 3D Printer
Thursday, February 29th 1 – 2 pm Epilog Laser Cutter
Friday, March 1st 10 – 11 am Ultimaker 3D Printer


spring 2024 Office Hours

Day of the Week D2FS Technical Services Technician (Jaden) D2FS-Lite Student Staff
(Cassie, Ivy, Presley, Sofia)
Monday 1 – 2 pm 3 – 5:30 pm
Tuesday 1 – 2 pm 3 – 8 pm
Wednesday 1 – 2 pm 3 – 8 pm
Thursday 1 – 2 pm 3 – 8 pm
Friday 1 – 2 pm 3 – 5:30 pm
Saturday    
Sunday   12 – 2:30 pm

 

Laser cutter

Laser cutter

Laser cutter

Laser cutter

CHE, D2FS, wood shop

CHE, D2FS, wood shop

fabrication shop

fabrication shop

wood shop

wood shop

fabrication shop

fabrication shop

Charles Beach, D2FS Manager

Charles Beach, D2FS Manager

Contact 

General Inquiries: ched2fs@cornell.edu 
Phone: 607-255-2721 
Fax: 607-254-8829 

Shipping Address:  
ATTN: Charles Beach 2L30  
Human Ecology Building, Cornell University 
37 Forest Home Dr., Ithaca, NY 14853 

How Are We Doing?

Please leave feedback on the experiences you had this semester in the shop and using the equipment.