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WOOD LAB

 

DESIGN PROJECTS MAY START IN THE SKETCH BOOK BUT THEY QUITE OFTEN GET REALIZED IN THE MAKING COMPLEX. THE SHOP IS THE CENTER OF THE FACILITY. IT IS PLACE TO WORK THROUGH THE PHYSICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF A STUDENT'S DESIGN.

THE SHOP IS HOME TO COUNTLESS TOOLS AND WORKSTATIONS, ALL AVAILABLE FOR USE AND WITH THE AID AND ADVICE OF OUR INFORMED STAFF.

 

Processing Room - The Processing Room houses a great assortment of machine stations for preparing, cutting, drilling and finishing woods and plastics.

Assembly Room - Adjacent to the Processing Room, the Assembly Room contains a collection of workbenches providing a space to build small to medium scaled models and prototypes.

Hand Tool Loans - The Wood Lab stocks an enormous collection of power and manual hand tools, which all can loaned to students for use outside of the Shop. From power drills to palm sanders or hand planers, the Shop intends to give everyone the opportunity to access what they need.


PROCESSING ROOM

The Wood Lab is conveniently located adjacent to the Digital Lab and provides students a 2,500 square foot facility to process and assemble any scale project in a variety of materials.

 

PURPOSE

It is common for entering students to begin their first semester at Woodbury by attending the Wood Lab orientation. It should then be quite apparent how important the degree coordinators find the Wood Lab to be in student studies. The Wood Lab is where students not only build model podiums or mock up structural details, it is where they learn about materials, process and assembly.

 

USE REQUIREMENT

  1. Completion of the Wood Lab Orientation.

 

HARDWARE

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SAWSTOP INDUSTRIAL

72" wide table
3" max height
for rip cuts of sheet goods and lumber
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EPILOG - 36EXT

50 watt CO2 laser
bed size: 36" x 24"
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UNIVERSAL - ILS9.75

75 watt CO2 laser
bed size: 36" x 24"
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OPERATIONS

Laser Cutters are able to perform three types of operations. Sheet material can be CUT, SCORED or ETCHED.  The cutting or scoring operations fire the laser and move along a CAD vector drawing. In order to burn graphics into a material, an etching operation is performed.

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ACRYLIC

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WOOD VENEER

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PLYWOOD

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BRISTOL BOARD

 

GUIDES AND TEMPLATE FILES

The following links will allow you to download our machine use guides and template files to help you successfully prepare your files. There are two template files to work from, however we recommend Rhinoceros3D if you know how to use it. If not, the illustrator file will work just the same.

 

POLICY REMINDERS

All users must check in with a staff member before starting their work session.

MUST CHECK IN PRIOR TO CUTTING

Students are allowed to make appointments to a maximum time of 1 hour per day and 3 hours per week. This system is on the honor system so do not take advantage of your classmates.

MAX APPOINTMENTS:      1 HOUR/DAY      3 HOURS/WEEK

At the end of one's appointment, the machine must be stopped. The appointment schedule is not flexible so practice proper time management.

TRASH MUST BE REMOVED FROM MACHINE AND DISCARDED

Staff do not make cuts or clean up after students.

Proper machine setting for the user's operation must be tested before running their actual job.

STAFF ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR RECOMMENDING SETTINGS

Once the laser is cutting the user must stay with the machine and watch for a flame. If a flame is seen, report to a staff member.

USER MUST STAY WITH MACHINE UNTIL JOB IS COMPLETE