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.

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.