World Class Facilities
The College of Art & Design Fabrication Factory is a new digital fabrication laboratory for students and faculty funded in part through the LSU Student Technology Fee program. The factory provides the capacity to create a multidisciplinary, active, team-learning environment by leveraging large-scale digital fabrication equipment for cutting, shaping, and forming metal, wood, and plastic toward the resolution of creative design problems. To this end the factory consists of a trio of machinery that forms its core toolset:
- a computer numerically controlled (CNC) large-bed router system by Forest Scientific,
- a CNC plasma cutter system by EZ-Plasma, and
- a large-volume fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer by BigRep.
These enhancements will have a broad impact for university education, recruitment, and research in the application of digital fabrication technology in architecture, art, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, music, and digital media.