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School of Computing and Engineering Maker Space

Whether your goal is to design, learn, research or explore, the School of Engineering Maker Space Innovation Hub will help foster your creative spirit and transform your inspiration into reality.

You bring the ideas. We’ll supply the rest.

The Maker Space offers a creative outlet and innovative environment that encourages collaboration while enhancing your communication, organization and problem-solving skills. Whether you’re a scientist, inventor or artist, the Maker Space underscores Quinnipiac’s commitment to prepare graduates for 21st century careers while providing the resources to support ingenuity, empower creativity and bring vision to life.

This collaborative Maker Space is equipped with a wide range of technology, tools and materials to help focus your creative energy and strategize your project production. With a versatile selection of resources, the center offers an opportunity for engineering students to connect coursework to real life applications. No matter your purpose, the Maker Space is easy to navigate for engineering students of all skill levels and interests, from adept designers to novice inventors.

Outside the Maker Space Innovation Hub at Quinnipiac

Resources

Inside, you’ll find a fully outfitted fabrication center with plenty of room to plan your project, create a prototype and manufacture your final creation with a comprehensive suite of equipment, including:

  • 3D printers: Create a wide variety of projects with one of four professional 3D printers that combine industrial-grade capability with simple operation to quickly create product models, prototypes and final designs, even those with complex internal structures.

  • 3D scanners: The Maker Space is equipped with two 3D scanners for larger items, including a handheld scanner and turntable scanner. Both are ideal for product development, reverse engineering and inspection.

  • CNC router: The digital wood carver has everything you need to carve workpieces as large as 18”x24” wide and 4” tall.

  • Embroidery and sewing machines: The Baby Lock Intrepid multi-needle embroidery machine includes a touch screen control center where you can make quick changes to your design or start embroidering right away. The Maker Space is also equipped with a Juki Sewing Machine, an industrial 1-needle, lockstitch machine with an automatic threader.

  • Foam cutter: The hot wire foam cutter uses eclectically heated wire to melt through expanded surfaces with minimal dust while maintaining good dimensional accuracy.

  • Heat press: Design customizable and permanent transfers with one of four heat presses to print a design or graphic with the application of heat and pressure onto mugs, hats, apparel and a wide range of textiles and sizes.

  • Laser cutter/engraver: Cut or engrave on many different materials with the Epilog Fusion Edge laser machine featuring a touchscreen display panel and on-screen artwork positioning for quick and easy artwork setup.

  • PCB maker: Create custom circuit boards with the Voltera V-One printer, which includes drill components, copper rivets and features such as solder paste dispensing for surface mount components.

  • Vinyl cutters: Cut a variety of materials and sizes with the Maker Space’s two vinyl cutters. The TITAN vinyl cutter creates high-quality signs and projects on adhesive vinyl, hard paperboard, sandblast stencil, mask material and more. The Silhouette CAMEO® 4 utilizes a smaller blade to cut over 100 different types of materials, such as paper, card stock, vinyl, and fabric up to 12 inches wide.

  • Vacuum former: Used to create contoured plastic molds, this desktop model is both easy to use and intuitive for creating plastic molds, masks or packaging for a range of materials, including plaster, concrete and chocolate.

  • Welding simulator: For beginner to advanced-level welding skills, the AugmentedArc® system simulates multiple welding processes, blending real-world and computer-generated images into a unique, augmented reality environment.

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