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The FlexLab is an open-access lab where KCAD students can learn how to use contemporary digital processes such as 3D scanning, laser etching and cutting, vinyl cutting, large format inkjet printing and 3D printing. The lab is equipped with a variety of extrusion-based 3D printers, including a Raise 3D N2Plus, a Makerbot Replicator 5th gen, three open source Delta machines, and a Dimension 1200SST. The FlexLab also has Formlabs Form1 and Form2 SLA resin printers with a variety of materials on hand for use. Students can produce 3D printed objects up to 12"x12"x24" out of a variety of materials.
Students can scan objects as large as a human body in minutes with an infrared-based handheld 3D scanner, capture the pores on a human face with an Artec Eva white light scanner, and scan small objects with a NextEngine laser scanner. The lab is also equipped with two Epson P8000 44" wide inkjet printers, and two medium scale laser etchin/cutting units that can handle organic materials up to 48"x36". The vinyl cutter can handle rolls of vinyl up to 24" in width. We have a variety of relevant software to prepare designs available for use or download. The FlexLab stocks a limited selection of consumable materials and has a staff of students, a full-time professional technician, and faculty oversight to support almost any student and class project that might benefit from the use of these tools.
To schedule FlexLab related troubleshooting or a laser cutting/engraving appointment please use our Calendly scheduling tool.
For the Spring 2021 Semester, the majority of KCAD facilities—including the FlexLab—and programming will be unavailable to alumni and the general public during the 2020-2021 academic year. The college is taking this proactive measure to protect everyone’s health and safety.
For additional information, visit kcadflexlab.org