Digital Workshop

The Digital Workshop in the School of Architecture and Planning is now located in Parker Hall, Room 2. It provides a range of the latest equipment dedicated to material research, model making and fabrication.

Contact Information

Location: Parker 2
phone: 716 829 3510

Manager: Lindsay Romano

Fabrication devices

Laser Cutting

The Digital Workshop includes two Universal Laser Systems VLS-660 Laser Cutters which allow students to cut wood, acrylic and chip board and enables them to experiment with materials and fabricate models quickly and accurately.

3D Printing

The 3-Dimensional SST printer manufactured by Stratasys makes it possible for students to build computer generated models up to 8 inches by 8 inches by 12 inches using ABS plastic, and provides them with capabilities in rapid prototyping.

The Spectrum Z510 3D printer from zCorp provides high resolution, 24-bit color 3D printing in a large build area of 10” x 14” x 8”. The high-performance composite material provides a low cost and fast mechanism for interim study models as well as final project models.

CNC Routing

The AXYZ Millennium 1500 CNC router table with its 59” x 39” bed size and 3” z-axis supports the generation of full size prototypes and models in wood and foam board.

A student built 5-axis CNC doughty drive router, with a 48" x 48" x 7" cutting table. 

3D Scanning

The NextEngine desktop 3D scanner automatically creates CAD models of small objects. The scanner allows the creation of digital models of small physical models generated manually or from 3D prints which have been altered, supporting the dynamic flow of design processes between physical and digital techniques.