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. The best way to engage D2FS is via the email addresses or the request forms listed below.
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.
Location: 2L31 Human Ecology Building (HEB)
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 9am-4:30pm
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:
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.
Location: 1101 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Hours of operation: 24/7 after training requirements are met