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NDSU Libraries to host Digital Fabrication Lab opening event


The NDSU Libraries are set to host a celebration for the official opening of the Digital Fabrication Lab Thursday, Feb. 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Main Library, located at 1201 Albrecht Boulevard.

Attendees can take a tour, see live demonstrations of 3D printing and meet the staff. Refreshments will be served.

Building on the success of the libraries’ original 3D Printing Program, the new workspace gives NDSU students direct access to machinery to design, create custom products and prototype projects. The lab features 3D printing and Computer Numerical Control milling manufacturing capabilities, as well as common hand tools to aid in construction. The lab is open to all NDSU students.

The Digital Fabrication Lab is supported by a staff of student workers led by Adam Elznic, emerging technologies coordinator. If students are interested in learning how to use the machines or more about 3D modeling, the staff will help users develop the skills they need through training and drop-in workshops.

“I encourage all students to explore the Lab.” Elznic said. “We’ve put a lot of emphasis on making it usable and accessible to all majors and backgrounds. If you have an idea, stop in. We will help you learn or hone the skills you need to develop your project.”

Available equipment:

• 2 Nomad 883 desktop CNC mills

• 4 MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printers

• 2 LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printers

• 2 Prusa i3 MK2 3D printers

• 1 Maker Select Mini V1 3D printer

• 1 Sense 3D handheld 3D scanner

• 1 Matter and Form Platform 3D scanner

• 1 Cricut Maker with accessories

• Power tools and various hand tools

• Universal Laser Systems 75w laser cutter (available this fall)

If you have questions or want to learn more, contact Elznic at adam.elznic@ndsu.edu or 701-231-9746.

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