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Prototyping and Fabrication Lab

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Prototyping and Fabrication Lab

The role of the Segal Prototyping and Fabrication Lab is to provide an opportunity through design to move from theory to practice in a safe and supportive learning environment. The lab is available to students and faculty in support of their educational project work and is staffed by lab professionals and student lab leaders who are skilled in the equipment and processes necessary for the execution of project designs.

Equipment

The Segal Prototyping and Fabrication Lab has the following equipment:

The list of specific equipment available in the lab is always changing, so the best resource to see what is available is to visit the shop yourself and meet with the shop staff.

Using the Lab

Users are required to take an introductory safety orientation in order to access the lab. Once completed, students are granted general access to the shop, basic hand tools and assembly areas, as well as wildcard access to be able to access open areas after hours.

To use equipment not covered during the safety orientation (mills, drill press, laser cutter…), training must be completed before solo-use is permitted. All non-course based training is coordinated through the professional shop staff and may be scheduled by contacting the main lab email: prototyping.lab@northwestern.edu.

Training

Training is available through a number of different courses, training modules, and one-on-one sessions.

Courses

Location

The Segal Prototyping and Fabrication Lab is located in the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center SB310.

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