Hours & General Information

Digital Fabrication Lab Description + Purpose

The Digital Fabrication Lab’s primary purpose is to facilitate learning and skill development by providing access to state-of-the-art equipment and software. Users can explore and utilize a range of digital fabrication techniques, including 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC milling, and computer-aided design (CAD). 

The lab plays a crucial role in the creation of prototypes and models, enabling students to bring their ideas to life in physical form. These models are invaluable for visualizing concepts, testing functionality, and refining designs. In addition, the lab encourages innovation and supports research by empowering users to experiment with new materials, fabrication techniques, and design methodologies. Furthermore, the lab fosters a collaborative environment that promotes hands-on learning and interdisciplinary collaboration. It provides a space for students to work together, exchange ideas, and learn from one another’s expertise. By engaging with cutting-edge technologies and gaining proficiency in digital fabrication, students develop valuable skills sought after by employers, enhancing their employability and professional development.

Digital Fabrication Lab Hours  

Spring 2024 (January 17, 2024 – May 3, 2024)

Closed: (2/19/24) Presidents’ Day & (3/11/24 – 3/15/24) Spring Break

Laser Cutter & Desktop 3D Printer Hours: 

Monday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm 

Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

Wednesday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm 

Thursday: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Saturday: Closed 

Sunday: Closed

**Laser Cutter Information: Please visit ARC 168 during laser cutting hours to schedule an appointment. Appointments are reserved by a $5 deposit. 

**Desktop 3D Printer Information: Please visit ARC 168 for access to the desktop 3D printers during the hours above. Students must complete safety training prior to using the desktop 3D printers and monitor their print jobs at all times. 

CNC Router & CNC Plasma Cutter Hours: 

Monday – Friday: By Appointment 

Please contact kyle.kithas@unlv.edu to schedule an appointment. 

Access Control

Who is permitted to use the Digital Fabrication Lab?

The Digital Fabrication Lab is dedicated solely to supporting academic, research, and University-sanctioned projects. Eligibility to use the lab is limited to Students, Faculty, and Staff who have a current affiliation with the UNLV School of Architecture. Access to the Digital Fabrication Lab will be granted to users upon completion of all necessary safety training requirements.

In order to utilize the lab, Students must be enrolled in classes for the current semester. This requirement ensures that the lab remains accessible to individuals actively involved in the School of Architecture’s educational programs and promotes the integration of hands-on learning experiences.

Who is NOT permitted to use the Digital Fabrication Lab?

Students, Faculty, and Staff outside of the UNLV School of Architecture Department. Alumni and community members are not permitted to access the Digital Fabrication Lab.

General Information

Laser Cutter

CNC Router

CNC Plasma Cutter

3D Printers