The Tetra Tech CAD Technology Centre (E2-210 EITC) and the Digital Fabrication Laboratory (FABlab) (E2-220 EITC) are complementary design spaces that allow students to develop a hands-on understanding of how to conceptualize, design, prototype, and communicate design ideas.
In the CAD Lab, students use state of the art CAD and other design tools to develop and design engineering solutions to engineering problems in a variety of disciplines and applications. The facility is comprised of a 40-seat computer (teaching) lab, with a multitude of design and analysis software applications available for use, including:
In the FABLab, students use a mix of industrial and open source fabrication tools with an emphasis on digital fabrication technologies to prototype and develop designs. The facility is composed of a wide range of fabrication equipment with a custom designed room that features active ventilation and workflow management to allow students to come and go and develop their designs. Some of the fabrication equipment students have access to include:
The CAD and FAB Labs are used in formal course instruction while also supporting open access time for students in upper year design courses and design competition teams.
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