The School of Art Woodshop and tool room located in Doherty Hall houses a collection of electric power, pneumatic air, and traditional hand tools along with other woodworking equipment such as two 10″ SawStop table saws, panel saw, 12″ sliding miter saw, 17″ and 20″ bandsaws, drill press, 20″ wood turning lathe, 80″ edge sander, spindle sander, 12″ disc sander, planer, jointer and scroll saw. A workroom with tables is located adjacent to the Woodshop.
The School of Art Metal Shop, located in Doherty Hall, provides students with access to a full range of metalworking tools and equipment for production of large-scale projects.
- 2 horizontal band saws and Vertical Bandsaw
- 20″ pedestal disc sander
- 45 Ton Uni-Hydro Iron Worker
- Plasma Cutter with ventilated cut table
- Welders (3 x MIG,TIG, spot welding & ARC-welding)
- Sand blaster
- Sheet metal break
- Tube Roller
- Stock Material Storage
- Pneumatic hand tools (e.g. die grinder, polishing, cutting, etc)
- Pneumatic planishing hammer
- Two welding tables with ventilation
The Small Metals shop is equipped with tools and equipment for tooling, forming, annealing and etching a variety of metal alloys. This area also houses small metals casting machines consisting of a computerized electric furnace, heat press, KastoVac and Injectomatic machines. The studio has four dedicated stations for brazing and soldering.
A large open classroom with constant fresh air ventilation and an adjacent kiln-room are located in Doherty Hall. The School has five kilns, including a 90 cu. ft. car kiln for easy loading of large sculptures. The classroom has numerous worktables and pedestals and storage areas for supplies and student work. Students have access to CXC pottery wheels, slab rollers, a clay extruder, and a Blue Bird clay mixer.
The School of Art digital fabrication facilities include:
- CNT Motion CNC router
- Epilog 45-watt laser cutter/engraver
- Rabbit 80-watt laser cutter/engraver
- Othermill Pro PCB and small part router
- Zorthrax M200 3D printer
School of Art students have access to a 4’x4′ CNT Motion Router with 11 piece auto change tool library, vacuum table, dedicated computer control station and 3axis capabilities. This CNC router is capable of cutting materials such as: foam, MDF, a variety of hard and softwoods, machinable plastics and machinable waxes.
The School of Art laser lab contains an 80 watt laser cutter/engraver with a maximum bed size of 45″x33″ and a 45 watt laser cutter/engraver with a maximum bed size of 18″x24″. These CO2 lasers are capable of cutting and etching acrylic plastic, hard and softwoods, plywoods, masonite, cardboards, papers, and leather.
The physical computing classroom contains the following making capabilities: soldering, PCB fabrication surface mount soldering with reflow oven, oscilloscope, power supplies, RaspberryPi’s and Udoos. This classroom is stocked with an array of components and parts, including: electronics components, analog and digital sensors and breakouts, cameras, sound equipment, lighting equipment, and electromechanical components.
To learn more about physical computing within the School of Art, please visit the ArtFab site.