The Shop: Tools & Materials
And to ensure you can do it quickly, we train you on how to use just the tools you need AT THE TIME.
There is NO COST when you’re first learning - access and training are free to everyone on campus, to jump-start your design and prototyping projects.
We equip you with knowledge for exactly what you need, when you need it. Then, you can add to your expertise on the tools as you need them.
The Shop at SCD is a combination technical and creative workspace where any active student, staff, or faculty can work on their projects, models, prototypes, and large prints. It is fully equipped to handle the prototyping and promotional phases of nearly any project. We offer training and access to things like:
- Laser cutters
- Water jet cutter
- CNC routers
- Woodworking tools
- Large format printing
- 3D printers
- A media studio
Our shop team doesn’t do project work for guests,
we provide training, creative problem-solving help, and will learn side-by-side with a guest if they bring us a new challenge.
And if we aren't able to help a guest accomplish their goals here at SCD, we’ll do our best to point them to other resources on campus or in the community that may be better equipped to help.
Calling ALL Makers!
Whether you're a seasoned fabricator, a novice wanting to get your hands dirty in a safe and welcoming environment, or somewhere in between, the labs at SCD have the tools, equipment, and training required to bring your designs to life.
The Shop's open for business every Tuesday - Sunday from 4-10pm. The schedule may vary due to holidays, school breaks, etc.
Upon entering the Shop, check in with staff at the front desk to determine tool and equipment use status. They'll get you set up from there.
There is no charge for equipment operation! We only charge for materials that you use. We provide basic materials for purchase. You are welcome to bring your own materials, just check in with a staff member beforehand to make sure it is safe to use with our equipment.
We have organized our tools into categories based on the level of training required for you to use them safely. Some tools are available to you as soon as you get your account set up with us, and others require additional training with our team. Training is available on any of our tools and equipment during Walk-In hours. This handy chart outlines the tools and training categories: