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Woodshop

Workshop

The workshop facilities are staffed 7 days a week including evenings by a team of helpful technicians. The tools in this shop allow for students to build professional plastic and wood structures. The shop features two SawStop table saws which prevent injury. Information about the hours and tools can be found on the W.L. Hall Workshop website.

3D-Printing

3D-Printing

The CDES Digital Fabrication Laboratory features 4 Stratasys 3D Printers which are fuse-deposition modeling (FDM). These 3D printers allow students to make intricate precise physical protoypes from CAD models.

Laser Cutting

Laser Cutting

The CDES Digital Fabrication Laboratory features 6 Universal Laser Cutters which are ideal for quickly and precisely cutting thin material. Material for the laser cutter (include acrylic, cardboard, chipboard, and MDF) can be purchased on site at the student run material store.

Metal Working

Metal Working

The CDES Metal Shop features welding bays for MIG, TIG and gas welding, a plasma cutter, sheet metal tools, pipe bending, a mill, a lathe and a vacuum former.

CNC Routing

CNC Routing

The CDES Digital Fabrication Laboratory features 2 CNC Routers. These are large flat bed machines that can precisely mill away material from large sheets of wood, plastic and foam.

Imaging Lab

Imaging Lab

The CDES Imaging Lab provides students with the resources to produce photographs and videos in a studio setting. The Imaging Lab is staffed daily with knowledgeable attendants, and equipment can be rented out for use outside the lab.

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Barry Kudrowitz,
Director of Graduate Studies for the
Product Design Graduate Minor
barryk@umn.edu

 

Barry Kudrowitz,
Assistant Professor and
Program Director
barryk@umn.edu

 

Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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