Welcome to the XYZ Lab

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Welcome 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 Ricoh Ceramic Decal printer and a Forest Scientific CNC Router. We also support the Department's new ShopSabre Sidekick 4 CNC Plasma Cutter.

Our lab stocks an inventory of commonly used materials available for purchase, including cardboard, MDF, plywood, acrylic, foam 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 come to your appointment prepared with the correct file types. For questions, contact Robin Schwartzman at schwa966@umn.edu.

Be sure to check out student work and follow us on Instagram!