Fabrication Lab

Fabrication Lab

Supervision and Safety

The equipment is available to students, faculty, and staff who have received appropriate training and are working under the supervision of the lab staff.

Masks are mandatory when on campus. Please bring your mask and if you do not have (clean)one on hand, there are paper ones provided at the security front desk.

Everyone is required to sanitize their hands when entering the campus and when entering and leaving the Plastic Lab/Fabrication Lab.

Social distancing has to be practiced.

Wipe down your working bench and tools before and after use.

How to access the lab?

Come in when the lab open, or book an appointment by emailing the lab technician Fwad on fhoho@nscad.ca

The Digital Fabrication Lab is located in Room P218 & P213 on the second floor of the Port Campus.

We open Mon to Fri 9 am to 4:30 pm

Laser Cutting Preparation

UPDATED Feb 2023. For using the Laser Cutter, please follow this guide to prepare your file prior to the start of any Laser Cutting Session. 


Equipment list

Our Fabrication Lab features a wide range of equipment such as:

  • 3D Printers
  • Laser Cutters
  • Vacuum Former
  • band saw
  • scroll saw
  • Belt & disk sander

Materials price list

Material Unit Cost
Birch Baltic Plywood 3mm     Square foot (sq.ft)     $2
Birch Baltic Plywood 6mm     Square foot (sq.ft)     $3
Clear Acrylic 3mm     Square foot (sq.ft)     $3
Clear Acrylic 6mm     Square foot (sq.ft)     $7.5
White Acrylic 3mm     Square foot (sq.ft)     $4
Coloured Acrylic 3mm "Trotec"     Square inch (sq.in)     $0.1
Vacuum Forming materials:        
PETG 0.02"     Square foot (sq.ft)     $1
PETG 0.06"     Square foot (sq.ft)     $2
PETG 0.08"     Square foot (sq.ft)     $2.8
STYRENE 0.02"     Square foot (sq.ft)     $0.5
STYRENE 0.04"     Square foot (sq.ft)     $1
STYRENE 0.06"     Square foot (sq.ft)     $1.5

Fabrication Lab Schedule