Fabrication Situation

While access to the ITP/IMA fabrication facilities is currently limited, below are some resources for students and faculty.

Fabrication Software
Affordable Digital Fabrication Machines
Online Fabrication Services
Cardboard Prototyping
Soldering at Home
Making Many
Misc. Digital Tools


Fabrication Software

Vectorworks video tutorials.

Virtual Computer Lab , has access to Solidworks, AutoCAD and other software packages.

 


 

Affordable Digital Fabrication Machines


Online Fabrication Services
The following list are online fabrication vendors.  Last we checked, they are still open for business.  Most of these services can quote a price before any work is done.

Online Laser Cutting Services
Big Blue Saw
Ponoko
Send Cut Send (metal laser cutting only)
OSHCut (metal laser cutting only)

Online CNC Services
eMachine Shop
3D Hubs
Xometry
Protolabs 

3D Printing Services
Shapeways
eMachine Shop
3D Hubs

PCB Manufacturing Services
OSHPark
Advance Circuits

Waterjet Cutting Services
Big Blue Saw

 


 

Cardboard Fabrication

Template Maker (perfect for vinyl cutters)


 

Soldering at Home

Always solder in a well ventilated room, better yet, directly in front of an open window.

Soldering Supplies

Hakko FX-901 Cordless Soldering Iron
Lead Free Solder
Fume Extractor

Solder-less connections

Friction-fit header pins. These header pins have a loop at the tip that can be pushed tight into a typical header pin hole, forming a tight mechanical contact. -via

Friction fit header pins

Wire Wrapping

Wire Wrap Tool
Wire Wrap Wire


 

Making Many

Stickers – Sticker Mule
Enamel Pins – Pin People, Pin Depot 
Embroidered Patches – Patches4Less, the Studio 


 

 

Misc. Digital Tools

Vention Machine Builder

Lego Digital Designer