Equipment

What follows is a list of equipment available for use in the Anderson Student Innovation Labs.

 

Lulzbot TAZ 3D Printer

Lulzbot TAZ 3D Printer

Our workhorse! There are 35 of them at your disposal along with a yearly limited supply of free filament provided to each and every CSE student.

Available for use in both Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134 and Civil Engineering, Room 335

Training not required, but if you are unfamiliar with 3D printing, the AL1101 – Learn to 3D Print! training course is recommended.

Universal Systems Model PLS6.150D Laser Cutter

 

Universal Systems Model PLS6.150D Laser Cutter

We have four of them. If you need to use up to 150 watts of dual laser power to cut or engrave then this is the machine for you. Never used a laser? What are you waiting for? It's as cool as you think it should be.

Available for use in both Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

Training required. Sign up for the AL1201 – Learn to Lasercut! training course today.

3D Printer - Formlabs Form 2

3D Printer - Formlabs Form 2

Submit parts to be printed by filling out the part submission form.

That's right. We have one. With precision down to 25 microns, this is the printer for you. The Form 2 can print parts in clear, black, and flexible. With affordable pricing, any high detail part you desire can be delivered.

This machine is run as a service in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

3D Printer - Stratasys F170

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Markforged Mark Two 3D Printer

 

3D Printer - Stratasys F170

Submit parts to be printed by filling out the part submission form.

Towering at 5 feet tall, the F170 is the most reliable FDM printer in the lab. Guess what? We have 2 of these monsters. Capable of printing ABS, UV resistant ASA, and flexible TPU filament and equipped with a dedicated soluble support material extruder, this printer delivers incredible precision, diversity, and speed for all of your 3D printing needs. You won't find parts of this quality at what we charge anywhere else on campus.

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

 

3D Printer - Markforged Mark Two

Submit parts to be printed by filling out the part submission form.

Who needs to print metal when you can print Kevlar? That's bulletproof (literally)! The Markforged Mark Two builds parts out of lightweight composite materials that can be as strong as aluminum. Perfect for airplanes, rockets and robots, oh my!

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

3D Printer - Fusion3 F400-S

3D Printer - Fusion3 F400-S

This pretty-looking box isn't just for show. Our Fusion3 offer more than double the amount of print area than that of our Taz 6 printers. Best of all, these printers aren't limited to printing PLA filament. The only problem? They take 1.75 mm filament instead of the 2.85 mm material stocked in the lab, so you need to supply your own material if you want to use them.

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

Vacuum Former - Centroform LV 1827

Vacuum Former - Centroform LV 1827

Wondering what this futuristic robot-looking thing is? It's our thermoplastic vacuum former. This machine is ideal for lightweight enclosures and drag reducing coverings for rockets or planes. It uses both lighter and stronger material than the 3D printers for all your molding needs.

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

Vinyl Cutter - Roland GS-24

Vinyl Cutter - Roland GS-24

Ever wanna make a quick $30? If you cut out a designer sticker using our vinyl cutter and stick it on a brick, you could probably get at least $15. Used to make custom stickers, stencils, signage, and decals, this machine can add that little extra professional touch to take your project to the next level. Note: Anderson Labs and the University do not condone selling bootleg stickers on the internet.

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

 

Sewing Machine - Brother CS6000i

Need a lightweight covering for an airplane wing? Interested in new wearable tech? Introducing the mythical and magical machine used by professional seamstresses and clothing hobbyists alike. Why does Anderson Labs have one? We don't know. We probably stole it from Rapson Hall. We do know it's free to use and great for fixing tears or shortening sleeves.

P.S. Ben says we did not steal it from Rapson, so please don't come looking for your sewing machine.

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

Desktop PCB Milling Machine - Bantam Tool

Desktop PCB Milling Machine - Bantam Tool

This thing can mill out circuit boards. How? Well imagine the cool, huge CNC router that we have in the Civil Engineering Lab. Now, scale everything but the cool factor down about 16 times. That's what the Bantam tool is. The lab provides copper plates, double sided tape, and the actual machine. You just have to bring your own files.

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

Hand Tools

Hand Tools

We have a wide selection of tools that sometimes disappear. We have a hunch its actually ghosts of lab workers that steal our tools, but we can't scientifically prove that yet. That's why you should always return the tools you borrow. For the ghost data.

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

Oscilloscope - Rigol DS1102E

Oscilloscope - Rigol DS1102E

If you're planning on using this you probably already know what it does. This model has a bandwidth of 100 MHz.

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

Power Supply - Siglent SPD3303C

Power Supply - Siglent SPD3303C

A power supplying programmable power supply. Provides up to 30V 3A amounts of power and makes beeping noises when you use it. Overall pretty neat and useful when testing hot-wiring electronics.

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

Function Generator - Siglent SDG1025

Function Generator - Siglent SDG1025

Another great piece of equipment by Siglent. This one can output frequencies of up to 25 MHz. In case you're not sure, a function generator is the same as a waveform generator. It even has a full color screen for all your enjoyment.

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

Soldering Iron - Hakko FX-888D

Soldering Iron - Hakko FX-888D

A metal stick that gets really hot—it's used to melt solder. Comes in a very nice blue and yellow color that is good for the soul.

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

 

Battery Spot Welder - Sunkko 709A

To be honest, we have never seen anyone use this piece of equipment. You could be the first! Great for melting together two small pieces of metal. Use it to connect batteries together. Works like a big spot welder but on a small scale.

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

Vertical Bandsaw

Vertical Bandsaws

This is an image of our small, weak bandsaw. The blade moves from up to down. We have a much cooler one in the Civil Engineering building that takes up a quarter of a room. Bandsaws might look scary, but they are very useful once you get the hang of it. Come try it out and see for yourself.

Available for use in both Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134 and Civil Engineering, Room 335

 

Drill Presses

If you need a precise hole in a work piece, then look no further than our drill presses. We have one in both labs, but the nicer one is in the civil engineering building. Just don't tell the one in the mechanical engineering building.

Available for use in both Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134 and Civil Engineering, Room 335

 

Miter Saws

Just the saw for when your piece is slightly too long. Equipped with tactical laser for precision cutting.

Available for use in both Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134 and Civil Engineering, Room 335

 

Table Saw - Sawstop

Turn big pieces of wood into slightly thinner big pieces of wood. Note: Please cut with the grain if cutting wood.

Available for use in Civil Engineering, Room 335

CNC Router - CAMaster Cobra

CNC Router - CAMaster Cobra

Our very own CNC router. This is what we used who cut out the mold for the cement boat, Ben's coffee table, and hours of the student worker lives as they cleaned and greased this machine. Come try it out today.

Available for use in Civil Engineering, Room 335

 

Wood Lathe - Grizzly

This is a machine that spins wood really fast. You can use it to make bowls, knobs, pestles and all sorts of symmetrical wooden objects.

Available for use in Civil Engineering, Room 335

 

Metal Lathe - Hardinge Super Precision

This is a machine that spins metal really fast. Turn some screws, some tool handles, some weights and all sorts of symmetrical metal objects.

Available for use in Civil Engineering, Room 335

3D Scanner - HP David 5

3D Scanner - HP David 5

One of our 3D scanners. We spent hours figuring out where to clamp this thing, but that only means that it's more stable than the average student's sleep schedule. Makes great 3D models, and we can prove it to you if you come try it out.

Available for use in Civil Engineering, Room 335

3D Scanner - Artec Leo

3D Scanner - Artec Leo

Let's be honest here, this thing looks like Wall-E. Now you will never be able to unsee it. One of our two handheld 3D scanners produced by Artec; the Leo is a slight upgrade from the Eva. Definitely worth checking out.

Available for use in Civil Engineering, Room 335

3D Scanner - Artec Eva

3D Scanner - Artec Eva

Not going to lie, this handheld 3D scanner is pretty finicky sometimes. However, it does get the job done when it wants to. It tends to be overshadowed by the David 5 and Leo, but do come show it the love it deserves.

Available for use in Civil Engineering, Room 335

 

Vacuum Former - Mayku FormBox

This thing is small. Like really small. So small it's actually kinda cute. And for that reason you should definitely come check it out. It'll both brighten your day and make you a mold of something small.

Available for use in Civil Engineering, Room 335

Mini Metal Lathe - Little Machine Shop HiTorque 7x16

Mini Metal Lathe - Little Machine Shop HiTorque 7x16

A miniature lathe that we keep in the mechanical engineering building. It's a smaller version of our big metal lathe and works pretty much the same way. Even if you don't need to use it, it's worth checking out just for how cute it is. Spins metal really fast.

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

Sander - Grizzly G1183

Sander - Grizzly G1183

This is a belt sander that sands really fast. We have a normal belt and a wheel in this 2-in-1 machine. Equivalent to about 42 hamster wheels for rpm speed.

Available for use in both Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134 and Civil Engineering, Room 335

Bench Grinders

Bench Grinders

Bench grinders are useful for grinding down metals. You can make many useful objects such as brass engraving tools or metal chopsticks for when you can't afford utensils.

Available for use in both Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134 and Civil Engineering, Room 335

Arbor Press - Palmgren 1 ton

Arbor Press - Palmgren 1 ton

A small hand press that you can use for leather crafting, riveting, removing bearings, and so forth. Actually pretty useful. Although pretty useful, we barely see anyone using it. Why not be the first?

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

 

Punch

No, not the drink. You probably want to punch me now, huh? Use this thing to punch out holes in materials instead.

Available for use in Civil Engineering, Room 335

 

Shear

This piece of equipment cuts metal really well. It uses all the magical powers of torque to make cutting sheet metal feel like scissors.

Available for use in Civil Engineering, Room 335

 

Downdraft Cabinet - Diversified Air Systems MAXFLO-FB 2x4

This thing sucks! Okay, bad joke. This is the Anderson lab's fume hood. Do all your spray painting and stuff here so that our lab doesn't feel like a post-apocalyptic fallout zone.

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

Photo Box - Fotodiox Studio in a Box

Photo Box - Fotodiox Studio in a Box

You ever want to feel like a pro photographer? You can with our photo booth. Now you can take super appealing photos to put on your Instagram, such as that Chipotle burrito or your water bottle.

Available for use in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134

Welder - Lincoln Electric Power MIG 350 MP

Welder - Lincoln Electric Power MIG 350 MP

It might say MIG but it can do TIG as well. Our beloved welding cart is located in the civil engineering building, where you can learn how to weld yourself. Why not come and play with high voltage equipment in your free time?

Available for use in Civil Engineering, Room 335

Plasma Cutter - Thermal Dynamics PAK Master 100

Plasma Cutter - Thermal Dynamics PAK Master 100

Ben was the only one who knew we had one of these before we put it on this website. Now you know too. Cut through metal with jets of hot plasma.

Available for use in Civil Engineering, Room 335

Load Frame - MTS Criterion 44

Load Frame - MTS Criterion 44

The Load Frame is really great at pulling and also pushing. That's about all it really does. It just does it really well and gives you the data for it.

Available for use in Civil Engineering, Room 335

 

Horizontal Band Saw

It's a bandsaw that falls. If that sounds terrifying, it kind of is. Very useful for cutting long pieces of metal.

Available for use in Civil Engineering, Room 335