Co-Lab Studio

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

Fall 2021 Update:  The Co-Lab Studios are open for self-service 24/7 (TEC) or whenever the building housing them are open (Ruby/Lilly). For staff assistance or access to specialty equipment at any Co-Lab location, please consult our live schedules for the latest staffed hours:

TEC Live Schedule
The Co-Lab Studio at the TEC (West Campus) will be staffed 10am-8pm Sunday-Friday (not staffed Saturday) for general and specialty equipment usage (laser cutters, water jet cutters, CNC mill and router). Users may pick up 3D prints or access other light tools in our main studio area at the TEC 24/7. 

Ruby Live Schedule
The Co-Lab Studio at the Rubenstein Arts Center will be staffed noon-6pm Monday-Friday for general and specialty equipment usage (laser cutters and CNC routers). Users can access this location additionally for self service, use of light hand tools, and 3D print pickup during any other hours that the building is open and accessible. 

 Lilly Live Schedule
The Co-Lab Studio in Lilly Library will be staffed 4pm-8pm Monday-Friday and accessible for general use during any other hours that the building is open and accessible.


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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