Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Handbook

Digital Fabrication Studios and Metalsmithing/Jewelry Design Studio

Mike Vitale - Material Fabrication Studio Coordinator

Mike, an active metalsmithing artist, is the coordinator for the Metals Studio, design spaces, and all things related to digital fabrication. Do you need to know about computer­-aided design/computer­-aided manufacturing processes? Not a problem! Mike will be able to explain them. See him, too, for questions about working with metal at any scale or for any purpose: sculpture, design, or jewelry. And to have access to any of the Stamps fabrication equipment, you will need to contact Mike. Email Mike

Digital Fabrication Studios

Our Digital Fabrication equipment is located in rooms 1070, 1071, and 1074. These are the studios you’ll turn to for 3D Printing, CNC Milling/Routing, Vinyl Cutting, and Laser Cutting.

Equipment includes:

  • ­2x Fusion3 FDM 3D printers
  • ­3x Formlabs SLA 3D printers
  • ­Roland GX-400 Vinyl Cutter
  • ­ILS 12.75 Universal Laser Cutter
  • ­PLS 6.75 laser cutter
  • ­Roland MDX-540A CNC Milling Machine
  • ­Shop Bot PRSalpha CNC Router
  • ­Panel Saw
  • ­Electric Soldering Table

Note: Access to these machines is possible only by appointment or after training. Contact Mike Vitale.

Other state­-of-­the-­art machines on North Campus are also available for a usage fee. In the 3D Lab in Duderstadt Center, these include:

  • ­Project FDM 3D Printer
  • ­Dimension Elite FDM 3D printer
  • Various desktop FDM 3D printers including Printrbot, Makerbot Replicator, Cubes, etc.)

In the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (TCAUP) Fab Lab:

  • ­Waterjet CNC Cutter
Metalsmithing/Jewelry Design Studio

The Metalsmithing/Jewelry Design Studio (room 1069) is available to meet a variety of needs, including: soldering, forming, casting, powder coating, and enameling.

Equipment includes:

  • Acetylene Soldering Stations
  • ­Etching Station
  • ­Enameling Kilns
  • ­Power Coating Station
  • ­Burn Out Kiln/Casting Station
  • Hydraulic Press
  • Roll Press
  • ­Forming Station
  • ­Shear
  • ­Flex Shafts
  • ­Polishers
  • ­Sparkie II
  • ­Small Sandblaster
  • ­Various Handtools