The FABLab is located on the Utica, N.Y., Campus within the Science and Technology Building, Room 115.
MVCC's Utica Campus is located at 1101 Sherman Drive. For directions.
The equipment includes 3D Printers, 3D Scanners, Laser Engravers, CNC Routers, CNC Milling Machines, Vinyl Cutter, and Computer Workstations with design, prototyping, and manufacturing software packages. For a complete list.
It varies based on the size, design, and quality desired.
The MVCC FABLab is part of MIT's global FABLab network and was the first college in New York State to have an MIT-networked FABLab.
The printers currently used in the FABLab use ABS Thermoplastic.
The laser engravers currently located in the FABLab can engrave on many different types of material, including woods, acrylics, plastics, and aluminum (in some cases).
The file format preferred is .STL, which stands for STeroLithography.
Some types of software packages used in the MVCC FABLab are for solid modeling, computer-aided manufacturing, 2D design and drafting, and 3D printing.
It depends on many factors, including the project size, project design, quality desired, number of different parts, number of total parts required, number of machines needed, types of materials, and if the project is starting from scratch, or from computer files available.