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The IdeaShop has a wide variety of machines available to fit a variety of fabrication needs. Refer to individual pages for more information on each piece of equipment.

Shop Tools

Hand Tools

Cutting Tools

For Hand Tools, we have:

Power Tools

The Bandsaw, a stationary power tool

For Power Tools, we have:

Plastic Forming

Sewing Equipment

Digital Fabrication Tools

3D Printers

Form 2
  • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
    • Two Monoprice Minis - Prints with PLA filament. These are free for students to use!
    • Stratasys F370 - Prints with ABS filament, excellent for prototyping industry grade parts
  • Selective Adhesion
  • Selective Laser Adhesion
    • Form2 - Prints with liquid plastic cured with a UV laser
  • PolyJet
    • Stratasys J55 - Prints layers of curable liquid photopolymer onto a build tray creating heightened detail and surface smoothness

Laser Cutters

  • ' Epilog Helix 24 - has the ability to cut, engrave, and raster a wide variety of materials.
  • ' Epilog Fusion Pro 48 - New, larger laser cutter with advanced cutting and engraving abilities

CNC Milling Machines

Shop Sabre

3D Scanner

Electronics Tools

Soldering Iron on Electronics Bench

Electronics Bench

  • Oscilloscopes
  • Soldering Irons
  • Desoldering Tool
  • Step Up & Down Transformer


  • Microcontrollers (for rent or purchase)
  • Additional electronic components available for purchase