Working With FABWorks


Offering experiential learning opportunities, FABWorks is a facility that reinvents the way people create and innovate. As part of UCl’s Institute for Design and Manufacturing Innovation (IDMI) in the Samueli School of Engineering, FABWorks offers space in the Calit2 Building where users can design and fabricate almost anything, providing access to a host of machines and technical staff ready to offer machine training and design help.

Among FABWorks’ prosumer grade (above consumer grade) equipment are 3-D printers and scanners, networked computer-controlled milling machines, laser cutters, electronics development and diagnostics equipment, industrial sewing machines and more. The FABWorks space offers expanded opportunities for those interested in hands-on, advanced-manufacturing experience and creates a hub where creativity can propel next-generation technologies.


Contact FABWorks


We are open during business days for walk-ins and reservations. To contact us for information or to schedule a reservation, you may email us, call us, or stop by and talk to one of our staff members. You can learn about our equipment using the drop-down menu below. For each machine, you can access the calendar to check availability and send us a reservation request. Please be aware that this is a lab space and  as such, closed toed shoes and long pants are a requirement.

Mon-Fri: 9am-12pm & 1-5pm
e-mail: ucifabworks@gmail.com
Phone: (949) 824-5667



Equipment List


FLASHFORGE Creator

Category
Consumer Level FDM 3D Printer
Materials
-1.75 mm diameter spools of ABS filaments
**Unless special arrangements are made, all 3D printing material is provided by the lab**
Features
-Kapton tape for ease of part removal
-Print volume of (8.9” x 5.7” x 5.9” )
-Print speed of 150 mm/s
-Max temperature of 315 degrees F
-Layer-to-layer resolution of .20mm
UCI Price
$4.00/hr
Non-UCI Price
$5.00/hr


Airwolf 3D

Category
Consumer Level FDM 3D Printer
Materials
-3 mm diameter spools of ABS/PLA/TPE/TPU nylon filaments
-Filaments can be found at http://airwolf3d.com/shop/filament
**Unless special arrangements are made, all 3D printing material is provided by the lab**
Features
-Dual color/dual material printing
-Print volume of (11”x8”x12”)
-Print speed of 150 mm/s
-Max temperature of 315 degrees F
-Layer-to-layer resolution as fine as .06mm (.002)
UCI Price
$4.00/hr
Non-UCI Price
$5.00/hr


B9 Creator

Category
High-Resolution Photopolymer Printer for Small Parts
Materials
-B9R-1-Red Resin
-Materials can be found at http://b9creator.com/product-category/materials/
**Unless special arrangements are made, all 3D printing material is provided by the lab**
Features
-Adjustable resolution in x/y plane (30, 50, or 70 microns)
Build area
-At 70 microns 4.09”x2.98”x8.0”
-At 50 microns 3.78”x2.13”x8.0”
-At 30 microns 2.67”x1.28”x8.0”
-Print speed of 12~20mm per hour
-Uses a DLP Projector to cure a photopolymer (light initiated) resin
UCI Price
$7.00/hr
Non-UCI Price
$10.00/hr


Reserve Equipment
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CAMM1-Pro Vinyl Cutter

Category
Cutter for Custom Decals or Stencils
Materials
Vinyl, reflective vinyls, twill, masks for paint, heat transfer, and sandblasting
Features
-Accepts material from 2 to 27.5 inches wide
-Cutting speeds up to 20 inches per second
-Driven by a digital control servo motor
-Cuts precise designs and graphics made by computer software
-Requires a vector file input
UCI Price
$5.00/hr
Non-UCI Price
$6.00/hr
**Users must provide their own material. FABWorks does not carry any spare material for purchase.**


Electronics Lab

Category
Tools and Supplies for Electronic Circuits
Materials
Circuit board, solder, wires, connectors, electrical components
Features
-Soldering iron to secure small circuit connections
-Dremel 3000 to sand and grind small parts
-Oscilloscope and function generator
-Pliers
-Wire cutters
-Wire strippers
UCI Price
$5.00/hr
Non-UCI Price
$6.00/hr
**Users must provide their own material. FABWorks does not carry any spare material for purchase.**


Reserve Equipment
Pay Now: UCI Pay Now: Non-UCI
Epilog Fusion Laser Cutter

Category
Cut and Etch Flat Materials
Materials
Engrave: Wood, Acrylic, Fabric, Glass, Paper, Rubber, Plastic
Cut: Wood, Acrylic, Fabric, Paper, Rubber, Plastic
Features
-A 40”x28” engraving area
-Engraves and cuts through various materials
-Vector bed allows for ease in home relocation for complex shapes
-Large viewing door with LED lighting
-Engraves items up to 14.25” in height
-Cuts precise designs and graphics made by computer software
-Requires a vector file input
UCI Price
$8.00/hr
Non-UCI Price
$10.00/hr
**Users must provide their own material. FABWorks does not carry any spare material for purchase.**


Reserve Equipment
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Janome Sewing Machine

Category
Sawing Machine For Light Projects
Materials
Fabric and thread
Features
-Supports 18 stitches including a one-step buttonhole
-Stitch length and width adjustment located in front of machine
-Maximum stitch width of 6.5mm
-Utilizes a 5 piece feed dog feed system
-Precision fabric control and extra high lift presser allows for thicker projects
UCI Price
$3.00/hr
Non-UCI Price
$4.00/hr
**Users must provide their own material. FABWorks does not carry any spare material for purchase.**


Reserve Equipment
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Juki Overlock Safety Stitch Machine

Category
Industrial Overlock Sewing Machine
Materials
Light to medium weight fabrics and 5 thread bobbins
Features
-2-needle, 5-thread (including one safety stitch)
-Intended solely for overlock stitching
-With differential feed capabilities, it can handle a wide range of fabrics, from stiff to stretchy
-Sewing speed of 7,000 sti/min
-Added blade cuts excess fabric
UCI Price
$3.00/hr
Non-UCI Price
$4.00/hr
**Users must provide their own material. FABWorks does not carry any spare material for purchase.**


Reserve Equipment
Pay Now: UCI Pay Now: Non-UCI
Juki Sewing Machine

Category
Industrial Sewing Machine
Materials
Light to heavyweight fabrics and thread
Features
-Single-needle, straight stitch, walking foot industrial sewing machine
-With rectangular feed and higher needle stroke, heavier fabrics like leather can be sewn with ease
-Offers a safety clutch mechanism that will automatically engage if there’s a problem
-Max sewing speed of 2,500 sti/min and max stitch length of 9mm
UCI Price
$3.00/hr
Non-UCI Price
$4.00/hr
**Users must provide their own material. FABWorks does not carry any spare material for purchase.**


Reserve Equipment
Pay Now: UCI Pay Now: Non-UCI
NextEngine 3D Scanner

Category
Digital 3D Scanner for Real World Objects
Materials
Item to be scanned of any size, shape, or material
Features
-Able to scan with a .005 inch accuracy
-Creates rich, full color scans
-Desktop size (8.8”x3.6”x10.9”) and approximately 7 lbs
-Made of aluminum and polycarbonate
-Includes auto drive that can rotate objects up to 20 lbs
-Includes part gripper that can hold objects that would fall if unsupported
UCI Price
$6.00/hr
Non-UCI Price
$7.00/hr
**Users must provide their own material. FABWorks does not carry any spare material for purchase.**


Reserve Equipment
Pay Now: UCI Pay Now: Non-UCI
ShopSabre CNC Router

Category
CNC Machining
Materials
Wood, plastic, foam, sheet aluminum
Features
-Traversing and cutting speeds up to 300 IPM
-48”x37” cutting area
-Compatible with Windows software
-Operates from ball screw drive system on all 3 axes
-Welded steel table and gantry
UCI Price
$19.00/hr
Non-UCI Price
$25.00/hr
**Users must provide their own material. FABWorks does not carry any spare material for purchase.**


Stratasys uPrint SE

Category
High Resolution 3D Printer with Soluble Support
Materials
ABS plastic and SR-30 Soluble as a support material
**Unless special arrangements are made, all 3D printing material is provided by the lab**
Features
-Provides a water soluble support material
-Build size of 8”x6”x6”
-Windows compatible
-Layer thickness of .010 in or .013 in
-Easy to use software: CatalystEX
UCI Price
$13.00/hr
Non-UCI Price
$17.00/hr


Woodshop Tools

Category
A Variety of Tools for Light Woodwork Projects
Materials
Wood
Features
-Compound sliding miter saw
-Band saw
-Drill press
-Belt sander
-Scroll saw
UCI Price
Free
Non-UCI Price
$1.30/hr
**Users must provide their own material. FABWorks does not carry any spare material for purchase.**


Reserve Equipment
Pay Now: UCI Pay Now: Non-UCI
Zenbot CNC Router

Category
CNC Machining
Materials
Wood, plastic, foam, sheet aluminum
Features
-Constructed of extremely durable HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
-Kevlar-reinforced urethane MXL timing belts on all 3 axes
-Subtractive prototyping machine that cuts at 600 inches per minute
-Spindle travels 12” in X, 16” in Y, and 4” in Z direction
-Working table size of 23”x16.5”
UCI Price
$4.00/hr
Non-UCI Price
$5.00/hr
**Users must provide their own material. FABWorks does not carry any spare material for purchase.**



Facility Calendar


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University of California, Irvine
2302 Calit2 Building
Irvine, CA 92697-2800