Resources

Come see what the IDC has to offer. We provide an access point for vast project resources. Everything from workstations, 3d modeling, mockup prototyping tools, and inspiration to push your creativity, you'll find something interesting to draw, build, learn, make or do. Drop by and experience IDC.

Degassing Chamber - Design Shop

Small Vacuum degassing chamber for use in moldmaking.  During mixing, air bubbles become trapped and if poured into a mold box may leave voids against part.  Degassing mixture prior to pouring reduces this risk.

Students must provide own mixing supplies and materials

Design Shop

Located in the basement of the College of Design East building, students can use the facilities to prototype models and refine designs. There is an exterior space which is available to use 24/7 by students with proper buzzcard access, and an interior space which requires supervision and prior training. 

Invention Studio

Founded in late 2009, the Invention Studio is a student-run maker space open to all of Georgia Tech. It is staffed by the Prototyping Instructors, student volunteers who are on hand to train you and help with your projects. Use of the studio is free for all students, faculty and staff of Georgia Tech, regardless of year, major, or prior experience.

Trak Two-Axis CNC Mill ("Trak Mill")

This computer numerically controled (CNC) mill is programmable in the XY-plane on the attached digital interface. Files can be uploaded via a USB. With this mill, users can position the drill, mill lines (in any direction), mill arcs, cut out circles, and make profiles and pockets. All plastics and metals can be milled, however, steel requires the machine to be put into a lower gear. Note that the Z-plane control is manual and that wood is not allowed on the machine. This machine is located in the BME Shop in the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building.

Waterjet Room at the Georgia Tech Invention Studio

The Waterjet room is located in the MRDC. Don't be fold by the name. This room also stores, three laser cutters, a water jet, and a plethora of other hand tools. Pro tip - if you have a job that needs to get done, arrive when doors open. Lines build up very quickly.

Fablicator 3-D Printer

Upload stereolithography (STL) file via USB or SD card onto the on-board computer. Use KISSlicer software package that is loaded onto the attached computer. Save the file as G code in the computer, load this into the 3-D printer, and set the extruder and bed temperatures. 3-D printing materials are supplied by the BME Shop. Maximum print size is 8 inches by 8 inches. This machine is located in the BME Shop in the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building.

Lulzbot TAZ 3-D Printer

This tool has multiple extruders available that can be interchanged by staff members to print traditional materials as well as Ninjaflex, which can be used to print softer and more flexible parts. Prints can be up to 12" by 12". Load the printing file into the green CURA program on the computer to the right of the TAZ 3-D Printer. Printing materials are provided by the BME Shop. This machine is located in the BME Shop in the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building.

3D Printing Room at the Georgia Tech Invention Studio

The 3D Printing Room, located in the MRDC, is home to the Studio's vast collection of rapid prototyping machines. However, this room offers much more than just 3D Printing. 3D scanners and Vinyl Cutters can be used by any students and all of these machines come with material (or you can BYOM if you choose). 

Ultimaker 2 3-D Printers

To use the Ultimaker 2s, upload a stereolithography (STL) file into the attached computer into the blue CURA program. Save the file as G code to an SD card to load the file into the Ultimaker 2. Two printers are in the BME Shop and more units are available in the Senior Design Lab, both of which are n the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building. Printing materials are supplied for free by the BME Shop. 

 

Band Saw

The band saw can be used to cut plastics, metals, and wood. The speed must be adjusted to go slower when cutting metals. The height of the saw can be adjusted up to 12" to accommodate larger materials. The band saw should not be used to cut cylinders, for safety implications. This machine is located in the BME Shop in the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building.

Band Saw - Design Shop

The band saw is ideal for cutting wood and thin plastics. It is not meant for metals or other dense materials, there are 3 band saws located inside the main fabrication shop located in the basement level of the architecture east building.  Parts must be large enough so that hands are never within 3" of cutter.  Parts must lay flat on table

Wood Lathe - Design Shop

The wood lathe is a variable speed machine.  Wood and dense foam can be mounted and the part is revolved.  Special tools are used to shape the revolved design.  Training is a MUST.   Use protective eyewear when using the wood lathe.

Spindle Sander - Design Shop

Spindle sander is used to clean up simple curved cuts in wood.  Sanders can only effectively sand small amounts.  Cutting first at bandsaw near the layout line then cleaning up at sanders is correct.

Wood Planer - Design Shop

Planers dimension lumber in thickness.  Boards must be relatively flat to use on a planer.  Wood only.

3D Printer at ID Studio

Maker Bot 3D Printer for Rapid Prototyping ideas. It works great if you are looking for iterative agile product development.

Vinyl Cutter at Invention Studio

The vinyl cutter can be used to create stickers and labels out of vinyl. The Roland STIKA SV-15 is located in the 3D printer room (MRDC 2104). 

Can create stickers and labels

Materials are free - many colors and textures of vinyl available near the machine.

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