Starting on September 7, 2021, the XYZ Lab will be open for student use. This semester, we'll offer limited in-person Laser Cutter, Vinyl Cutter, CNC Router and CNC Plasma Cutter appointments. Click here to sign-up for an appointment.
Alternatively, we will also have the option for online file submission/contactless pickup of parts for Laser Cutter, CNC Router, 3D Printers, Vinyl Cutter, Ceramic Decal Printer and CNC Plasma Cutter. Click here to submit your files.
Welcome Back to the XYZ Lab!
We are the University of Minnesota Department of Art's Digital Fabrication Lab located in Regis Center for Art East, Room 125. Our 1,150 square foot facility houses two Universal laser cutters, two MakerGear 3D printers, a Roland SV-12 vinyl cutter, a Ricoh Ceramic Decal printer and a Forest Scientific CNC Router. We also support the Department's new ShopSabre Sidekick 4 CNC Plasma Cutter.
Take a virtual 360 tour here!
Our lab stocks an inventory of commonly used materials available for purchase, including cardboard, MDF, plywood, acrylic, foam, vinyl and PLA filament for 3D printing. You are welcome to bring in your own materials, however you must be able to identify what the material is and cutting is subject to the approval of XYZ Lab staff.
We are a learning lab staffed with Technicians and Student Workers who can assist you with file preparation and machine use. Our lab computers are PCs with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and Rhino/RhinoCAM. Please be prepared with the correct file types. For questions, contact Robin Schwartzman at [email protected]