Please plan ahead when using Discovery Learning Laboratory Shops. The shop accepts drawings and materials to be made into parts by our staff.

You have to be on the campus network or VPN to access the work order system.

Submit Work Order

Work Priority

Work orders are prioritized as follows:

    1. Educational Support
    2. Funded Research
    3. Un-Funded Research
    4. Other

See also the Work Order Priority Policy. We aim to complete most parts in one to three days within this priority framework. The shop does its best but please give us time to succeed.

Manufacturing Work Orders Requirements

    1. CAD print  - The CAD print may be e-mailed, attached to the work order or printed. If printed, it shall be attached to the delivered material. CAD files should have all associated files included in a complete .zip file.

      Solidworks – .sldprt and .slddrw  (all files)
      NX – .prt
      Inventor - .ipt .iam .idw  (all files)
      .igs or .iges (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification)
    2. Materials delivered to the shop with a printed copy of work order attached.
    3. Electronic work order submitted using above link.

3D Printing

The Discovery Learning Laboratory has three Dimension 3D prototyping machines: an Elite, a 1200ES, and a uPrint.

These machines are available for student and faculty use when pursuing educational or research goals. We ask questions from time to time about the purpose of the prototype in order to manage this resource.

1. Create Work Order using above link and upload .stl file that has been exported from any CAD source

2.  Determine the gross dimensions (x,y,z) in inches or millimeters of object and note in the work order those dimensions.

You may have multiple .stl files on one work order. Make sure that quantities are also included.