Equipment categories

Equipment within the Anderson Student Innovation Labs is grouped into one of the three following categories based on safety and complexity: green (no training required), yellow (training required for after-hours use), and blue (training required). For more information about how to access the equipment, visit the Anderson Innovation Labs access web page.

Student Design Lab

Student Shop

Student Design Lab

Equipment category: GREEN

3D printer: MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation

A single plastic extruder stacks layers of material to make 3D parts. Find instructions and resources on the MakerBot web page.

MakerBot 3D printer
3D printer: LulzBot TAZ 6

A single plastic extruder stacks layers of material to make 3D parts. Find instructions and resources on the LulzBot web page.

Lulzbot TAZ 6 3D printer
Sewing machine: Brother CS6000i

Machine meant for stitching fabrics together. Find instructions and resources on the sewing machine web page.

Sewing machine

Equipment category: YELLOW

Laser cutter: Universal Laser Systems

High-powered laser that can cut through or engrave a variety of materials. Find instructions and resources on the laser cutter web page.

Universal Laser Systems laser cutter

Equipment category: BLUE

3D printer: Fusion F400

A single extruder stacks layers of material to make more precise 3D parts.

Fusion F400 3D printer
3D printer: Stratasys Dimension

A two extruder machine that stacks layers of plastic and dissolvable support material. This machine can print out complicated geometries and moving assemblies.

Stratasys Dimension 3D printer

Student Shop

Equipment category: GREEN

3D printer: LulzBot TAZ 6

A single plastic extruder stacks layers of material to make 3D parts. Find instructions and resources on the LulzBot web page.

Lulzbot TAZ 6 3D printer
3D scanner: DAVID 5

Creates a 3D model of a scanned object.

DAVID 5 3D scanner

Equipment category: BLUE

Band saw

Used to make smaller, more precise cuts in material.

band saw seen in the student shop
Belt sander

Uses an abrasive belt or disc to remove material from wooden workpieces.

belt sander seen in student shop
CNC router: CAMaster CR-404

A computer controlled gantry guides a spinning cutting tool to remove material. This machine can cut out shapes, create pockets down to a specified depth, or create 3D objects.

CNC router seen in student shop
Drill press

Precisely drills holes in materials.

drill press seen in student shop
Metal lathe: Hardinge Super Precision

Creates round metal parts.

metal lathe seen in student shop
Miter saw: Makita DXT

Used for precise angled cuts on wooden workpieces.

miter saw seen in student shop
MTS load frame

This machine performs tensile or compression tests that can be used to determine the mechanical properties of different materials.

mts load frame seen in student shop
Table saw: SawStop

Used to cut sheets of material.

table saw seen in student shop
Welding room

This room includes welding tools and overhead ventilation meant for joining pieces of metal together.

welding room in student shop
Wood lathe: Grizzly G0766

Creates round wooden parts.

wood lathe seen in student shop