The CSUDH Fab Lab has a variety of innovated equipment that is currently expanding. We hope to provide the most modern equipment for students to learn and expand their knowledge. While utilizing the equipment students learn about its operation. Below you can find the most current equipment in our Fab Lab.
- 3D printing
Also known as additive manufacturing (AM), refers to processes used to create a three-dimensional object in which layers of material are formed under computer control to create an object.
Computer Numerical Controlled Milling is a machining process similar to both drilling and cutting, and able to achieve many of the operations performed by cutting and drilling machines.
- Vinyl cutting
A computer controlled machine that uses the movement of a sharp blade. This blade is used to cut out shapes and letters from sheets of thin self-adhesive plastic.
- Vacuum Forming
A flat sheet of extruded plastic is heated until pliable, it is then allowed to shape by applying a vacuum.
- Circuit Production
The circuit production is the process of removing areas of copper from a sheet of printed circuit board material to recreate the pads, signal traces and structures according to patterns from a digital circuit board plan known as a layout file.
- Laser Cutting
Laser cutting use stainless steel or aluminum, the laser beam simply melts the material, and high pressure nitrogen is used to blow the molten metal out of the kerf.
- Precision Milling
The precision milling is a machining process of using rotary cutters to remove material from a workpiece by advancing (or feeding) in a direction at an angle with the axis of the tool for a precise shape or size.
Electronics will include coding, programming, circuit board, and assembling