Lab 5: Digital Fabrication

The goal of this lab is to familiarize yourself with basic digital fabrication techniques such as laser cutting and 3D printing.

Laser cutting can be used to cut 2D designs out of various types of material such as acrylic, plywood, delrin, etc. Laser cutting is fast and precise, but it requires to adapt the design of the object: a 3D assembly must be made out of 2D parts of standard thicknesses.

On the other hand, 3D printing has very few limitations and allows us to make 3D parts from scratch. Its main drawback is its speed (very slow) and parts design must be adapted to what a given 3D printer can do (i.e., overhangs, etc.).

In both cases, parts can be designed in SolidWorks (or any other CAD software).

Assignment (Due on Wednesday Feb. 20, 2019 + First Milestone Due on Monday Feb. 11, 2019)


  • Luigi Sambuy
  • Adison Chang
  • Justin Cheung
  • Jason Choi
  • Jatin Chowdhury
  • Marina Barbara Cottrell
  • Cole DePasquale
  • Raul Gallo Dagir
  • Elisa Lupin-Jimenez
  • Lee Marom
  • Doug Turnbull McCausland
  • Matthew Molina
  • Camille Noufi
  • Salvador Perez
  • Austen Poteet
  • Andrea Stein
  • Michael Svolos
  • Arjun Tambe
  • Ye Akira Wang
  • Shenli Yuan
  • Austin Zambito-Valente