Member Resources, Technology and Facilities

Members have access to technology, workshops, fabrication space and facilities at the Design Fabrication Zone, Ryerson School of Interior Design and Department of Architectural Science.

 

Digital Fabrication Technology

Advanced technology including 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, CNC Routers, Robotic Devices and more. Scroll down for a sample of the available digital technology inventory.

Incubation Workspaces

Desk spaces, meeting areas and assembly spaces are all available to members. To learn more contact us.

Traditional Fabrication Technology

Tools, equipment and machines for woodworking and prototyping with plastics are available to members. Scroll down to learn more.

Available Digital Fabrication Technology

3D Printers

Ultimaker 2

This desktop 3D printer was created through open-source collaboration, is highly reliable and accurate with a build size of 223 × 223 × 205 mm. Two of these are available at the DFZ Lab.

Formlabs Form 2

This desktyop stereolythography printer is the most advanced on the market and creates laser-sharp prints with stunning surface finish. It has a build area of 145×145×175 mm. Available at the DFZ Lab

LulzBot TAZ 6

This intermediate 3D printer features one of the largest print volumes in its class .With the all metal hot end, you can take advantage of the cutting edge market for new materials.  layer thicknesses of 0.5 mm and build size of280 x 280 x 250 mm. Available to book at DAS.

Makerbot Replicator 2X

This desktop 3D printer creates high-resolution prototypes and complex models with two extruders and optimized for the traditional thermoplastic ABS filament. It has a build area of 246 x 152 x 155 mm.  Available at the DFZ Lab.

CNC Routers + Laser Cutters

Trotec Speedy 500 Laser Cutter

This fast laser cutting and engraving system processes large volumes and/or large surface materials with a 1245 x 710 mm working area for pieces up to 300 mm high.  It is available to book at DAS.

Laser Cutter

AXYZ Series CNC Routers

AXYZ 5010 and 4008 CNC Routers provide large working area, one-off, low volume, and on-demand production. The 6-inch gantry clearance and 10 inch Z-axis stroke allow easy loading, processing, and unloading of thicker materials. Available to book at DAS and RSID.

Shapeoko XXL CNC Router

This 3-axis CNC router can be used with with wood, plastic, and aluminum and has a 45” x 40-1/2” x 16”H footprint.  Available at the DFZ Lab.

Available Traditional Woodworking Equipment

A wide array of woodworking, metalworking and other equipment and hand tools are available for use at both Ryerson’s Department of Architecture (DAS) and School of Interior Design (RSID), including tablesaws, panelsaws, bandsaws, jointers, planers, lathes, vacuum formers, metal bandsaws, mitre saws, metal drillpresses, drill presses and stationary sanders.