Facilities and Tools

​The ArD TechLab is housed in SRB (Science and Research Building) room 111 (basement level), next to the Engineering (Wood and Steel) workshops. The lab space is divided into two sections, one for the CNC Router and the other section is for the 3D Printers, Laser machines, Vinyl Cutter in addition to a working area for students that includes a bench drill press, a band saw and hot wire cutting machines, as support to the students' fabrication needs.

ArD TechLab includes the below digital and analog machines:

3D Printers:

Hephestos 3D Printers (housed in ArD studios)
  • Can do models up to (X) 210mm x (Y) 297mm x (Z) 220mm.
  • Materials used: 1.75 mm diameter bq filament: PLA, wood, bronze, cooper and FilaFlex.
  • Supported File Types: Gcode.

Makerbot Replicator
  • Can do models up to (X) 195 mm x (Y) 295 mm x (Z) 165 mm.
  • Materials used: 1.75 mm diameter MakerBot PLA Filaments.
  • Supported File Types: STL, OBJ.
 
WASP 2040 Delta 3D Printer (FDM & Clay extrusion)
  • Cylindrical Print Area of maximum printing size of 200 mm x (Z) 400 mm.
  • Materials used: 1.75 mm diameter filaments: PLA, ABS, Flex, HIPS, and PETG.
  • Supported File Types:  STL, OBJ, Gcode.

WASP 4070 PRO Delta 3D Printer (FDM & Clay extrusion)
  • Cylindrical Print Area of maximum printing size of 400 mm x (Z) 670 mm.
  • Materials used: 1.75 mm diameter filaments: PLA, ABS, Flex, HIPS, and PETG.
  • Supported File Types:  STL, OBJ, and Gcode.
 
Ultimaker 3 Extended
  • Dual Extrusion / Water Soluble 3D Printer
  • Can do models up to (X) 197 mm x (Y) 215 mm x (Z) 300 mm.
  • Material used: 2.85 mm diameter Ultimaker filament: PLA, ABS, CPE, PVA and Breakaway. 
  • Supported File Types: STL, OBJ, and Gcode.

3D Scanners:

Makerbot Digitizer 3D Scanner (desktop scanner)
  • Scan Technology: Laser Line Triangulation.
  • Scan Volume: 203 mm x 203 mm.
  • Supported File Types: STL, Thing.

Sense 3D Scanner (handheld)
  • Operating Range: Min 200 mm & Max 1600 mm.
  • Scan Volume: Min 200 mm x 200 mm x 200 mm & Max 2000 mm x 2000 mm x 2000 mm.
  • Accuracy Range: Close to 1 mm with resolution at 1 mm.
  • Color Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels.
  • Supported File Types: STL, OBJ.

2D & 3D CNC Milling:

Roland monoFab SRM-20
  • Cutting Table: (X) 203.2 mm x (Y) 152.4 mm x (Z) 60.5 mm.
  • Can be used for: Routing and engraving in 2D and 3D.
  • Cuttable Material: Modelling Wax (Resins), Chemical Wood, Foam, Plexiglass …
  • Supported File Types: RML-1, NC codes.

AXYZ CNC Router
  • Cutting Table: (X) 1524 mm x (Y) 2440 mm.
  • Can be used for: Routing and engraving in 2D and 3D on all woods and plastics.
  • Supported File Types: NC Codes.

Laser Cutters:

Universal Laser Systems ILS 9.150D
  • Cutting Table: (X) 900 mm x (Y) 600 mm.
  • Can be used for: Laser Cutting, Laser Scoring and Laser Engraving.
  • Materials used: Foams, Paper Based, Plexiglass, Textiles, Fabric, Soft Wood (ex: Balsa…), Hard Wood (for laser engraving processes).
  • Supported File Types: DWG, DXF and AI (Adobe Illustrator).

Universal Laser Systems VLS3.60
  • Cutting Table: (X) 600 mm x (Y) 300 mm.
  • Can be used for: Laser Cutting, Laser Scoring and Laser Engraving.
  • Materials used: Foams, Paper Based, Plexiglass, Textiles, Fabric, Soft Wood (ex: Balsa…), Hard Wood (for laser engraving processes).
  • Supported File Types: DWG, DXF and AI (Adobe Illustrator).

Vinyl Cutter:

Roland CAMM-1 / GR-420 Vinyl Cutter
  • Acceptable media widths: Max 1224 mm and Min.156 mm.
  • Maximum cutting area:  Width: 1075 mm - Length: 25 m.
  • Maximum cutting media thickness: up to 1 mm.
  • Supported File Types: AI (Adobe Illustrator) and CDR (CorelDraw).  

The lab also includes several other tools that support prototyping and model making.


Hand Held Power Tools:

  • Hand Drill 
  • Cordless Drill


Stationary Power Tools:

  • Band Saw 14"
  • Bench Drill Press
  • Hot Wire Foam Cutters

Hand Tools:

  • Screw Drivers (Flat Head, Phillips, Hex)
  • Pliers (Long Nose Pliers, Combination Pliers, Tongue-and-groove pliers)
  • Saws (Panel Saw)
  • Tape Measures
  • Calipers
  • Straight Cutting Edge Rulers​