Model Shop & Digital Fabrication Lab


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Links & Forms

Where to Get What – View listing of local suppliers for common materials
Academic Project Form 
Department Specific request Form 
Independent Project Form 

Alias Construction Tolerances for Modeling/ Rapid Prototyping (ppt)
Taubman Model Shop – Equipment and Facility
Taubman Digital Fabrication Lab and Facility
Laser Cutter User Guide
Laser Cutter Material Database
Taubman RP Model Shop Policies and Procedures (pdf)
Sources for Model Materials
Top 7 Common Mistakes in Designing Parts for Additive Manufacturing

Rapid Prototype CNC

File Preparation for CNC Machining
File Preparation for Rapid Prototyping
Rapid Prototype Cost Per Cubic Inch (rev 11-10-2022)
Student RP Request Form – Winter 2022 (rev 03-11-2022, requires Microsoft Excel)

Academic Facilities Forms

AF-Academic Project form (doc)
AF-Depart. Specific Request form (doc)
AF-Ind. Project form (doc)

Ordering Materials

Student-Faculty Materials and Services Price Sheet (fall 2019, requires Microsoft Excel)
Sponsored Materials and Services Price Sheet (fall 2019, requires microsoft excel)