Co-Lab Studio

A student worker helps a student with a 3d print job with samples and printers around them.

Fall 2020 Update:  Co-Lab Studio staffing and open hours will be abbreviated for the fall semester. The Co-Lab Studio at the TEC (West Campus) is open and will be minimally staffed for laser cutter, water jet and CNC use. Users may pick up 3D prints or access other light tools in our main area 24/7. The Co-Lab Studio at the Rubenstein Arts Center will resume operations on August 24, 2020, and will also be lightly staffed for equipment use.  Access to Ruby Studio is limited to the open hours of the Arts Center. The Co-Lab Studio in Lilly Library will remain unstaffed until further notice, however the printers are available for use, and users may visit to pick up completed prints. Patrons must abide by all considerations in the Duke Compact while making use of our labs, including mask wearing, social distancing, and abiding by maximum occupancy rules as outlined in signage and by staff.

The Co-Lab Studio (formerly called Innovation Studio) offers 3D printers, laser and CNC milling machines, electronics station and other fabrication tools, and serves as the creative maker space on campus.

Students, faculty and staff can prototype projects at no cost at any of our three locations - The Co-Lab Studio at the Technology Engagement Center (TEC) in the Telcom Building, the Co-Lab Studio in the Rubenstein Arts Center, and the Co-Lab Studio in Lilly Library.  For full details about staffing and access, visit the Co-Lab Studio website.

The philosophy behind the Co-Lab Studio is to have a one-stop shop for anyone, regardless of skill and experience, to come in and be able to make a product through an iterative design process known as Digital Modeling and Fabrication. The studio has all the equipment that you need to conceive of, design, and prototype all kinds of products and designs.

The Co-Lab Studio is operated by OIT and is an integral part of Duke's student creativity incubator, Innovation Co-Lab.

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