The Garage

BBW160 Located in the BROWN Hall Basement

The CECS Garage is a resource for students to build, test, and document their creations. The Garage houses equipment and trained student workers to to help in the activities of 3D Printing, Laser Cutting/Etching, Vacuum Forming, 3D Scanning, Thermal Imaging, and Material Testing.  Additionally, tools, instruments, and audio/video equipment are available for student use and check-out. 

 

Open Monday - Friday

8AM - 5PM


 
 

Maker Society's Workshops in the Garage

NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO BE CERTIFIED ON THE MACHINe BELOW SIGN UP TO OUR EMAILING LIST AND YOU WILL RECEIVE EMAILS WHEN THE NEXT WORKSHOP/OPEN HOUSE IS. ANOTHER WAY IS TO LOOK AT THE MAKER SOCIETY CALENDAR.

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Epsilon Laser Cutter | Laser Engraving and Cutting Workshop

A laser engraver/cutter is a machine that you can put certain thin sheets of plastic and wood into. It then uses a laser to etch patters, shapes, and letters into. One can also use the laser to cut completely through the material int any shape they wish. This is an easy and great way to make!

For specific questions about the workshop email Hannah Levy at hlevy@mymail.mines.edu


Garage Provided Resources

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How 3D printing works in the Garage

Student employees work in the CECS Garage to 3D print objects students need. All one has to do is give them your file and pay. There are three ways to print depending on the need:

  1. MakerBot/Taz: Regular print ( $5.00 and $0.05 per gram over 50 grams).

  2. UPrint: For detailed or complex shapes with dissoluble support material ( $12.00 with $7.00 cost for each cubic over 2 cubic inches )

  3. Eden: Highest detail and quality ( $30.00 Minimum to operate and $0.40 per gram of material used)

The best way to communicate with the students is to fill out the order form below or go see students in the Garage weekdays between 8am-5pm. 

Pricing

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Equipment in the CECS Garage

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Taz LulzBot 3D printer

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Vacuum forming machine

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Acid Baths to clean 3D prints and dissolve residue

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The Eden, which is the highest detail 3D-Printer available