Design Output Center
The College of Design operates its own output center (426 Design), which helps reduce costs to students and allows us to offer longer hours than some of the other university centers. We have added some additional equipment to the center through grants, and we now have a well-rounded service. All jobs are submitted through the college network.
OCE Colorwave 300
This device is a 36"-wide engineering copier/printer. We can do enlargements and reductions or print directly from the network. The cost for this device is $2/foot.
We have two laser cutters in the output center: a 60-watt from Universal and a 45-watt from Trotech. These laser cutters can cut materials up to 1/4" thick plus do engraving on a variety of materials. To keep things as simple and streamlined as possible, materials for the cutter are purchased directly from the Design Output Center. We offer the following materials:
Other materials can be brought in at the discretion of the lab manager.
Dimension uPrint 3D Printer
The 3D Printer uses a two-part plastic to create models in an 8" x 8" x 8" envelope. Models are converted to an STL file format, then output one layer at a time using the two materials to create the model and support areas. Costs for this device are $5.75/cubic inch of material.
We also have a 40"-wide CONTEX scanner for student use. Scans can be up to 1/2" thick. Scans are saved to a lab machine with a CD burner and network access for storage.
The output center also serves as a place for students to check out a wide variety of equipment. Equipment can be checked out for 24 hours (or longer with approval).
We also have a walk-up copier, 36" paper cutter, and other office supplies.