Prototyping Space

Laser Cutter

The AMS has three laser cutters including the largest on campus.  The Laser Cutters are free for all students and faculty to use.  While we often have scrap plywood and acrylic, if you have a particular material in mind for a project you will need to purchase that yourself.100WCO2DualLaserEngraverCuttingMachineangled

Explore our Laser Cutters.

3D Printers

There are 8 consumer Prusa printers and multiple professional printers.  The Prusas are free to use for all faculty and students, while the Stratasys printers are mostly reserved for researchers. The Prusas generally have equivalent or better printing quality, while the professional printers have special features.

Electronics Prototyping

We have a variety of tools to assist the creation of projects involving electronics.

  • Soldering irons and ventilation fans
  • Power supply
  • Multimeter
  • Collection of wires, leds, and resistors
  • Breadboards, Arduinos (must stay in the space)

Wood Shop

The AMS has a variety of wood tools including:

  • Table Saw
  • Miter Saw
  • Jointer
  • Planer
  • Belt Sander
  • Route
  • Lathe
  • Scroll Saw
  • Band Saw

Crafts Area

A dedicated crafts area allows you to make the trinkets and custom crafts of your dreams. We have lots of vinyl, heat transfer paper, thread, and buttons to help your project come to life.

  • Brother Embroidery Machine
  • Cricut Vinyl Cutter
  • 58mm/32mm Button Press
  • Heat Press 


Tormach Metal CNC

A Tormach PCNC is available for research projects requiring custom metal parts. An optional 4th axis can be installed for different part shapes.