Texas Tech University

Digital Fabrication Lab

The Digital Fabrication Lab specializes in computational design, computer-aided manufacturing CAD/CAM, and rapid prototyping technology.

This lab gives students and faculty the possibility to work together on specific geometry-related topics and use the latest numerically-controlled equipment for prototyping. Mini-lab work stations are equipped with VCarve software and operate, among others, equipment in the Digital Fabrication Lab in the Huckabee College of Architecture.

Hours of Operation

Fall/Spring Schedule

Everyday: 9:00 AM–7:00 PM

Winter/Summer Schedule

Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Double exposure of building, people, and birds with an architectural structure.

Robotic Arm

The Kuka KR 10 R1100 Sixx is a 6-axis programmable mechanical arm that can mimic many functions of a human arm but is capable of replicating precise movement over and over without the fatigue prone to the human body.

Laser Cutter

Our Boss (LS3655 & HP5598) laser cutters use focused laser beams to cut or engrave a variety of materials (up to 48" x 96") and create a high-quality finish.

Woodshop saws3D Lab with Prusa printers

3D Printers

Our farm of 36 Prusa i3 MK3S+ 3D printers allow students to create 3-dimensional objects through the extrusion of molten plastic from a tiny nozzle that moves precisely under computer control using X, Y and Z axis.