Materials Lab Capabilities

NewSchool’s 3,000 square-foot Materials Lab features state-of-the-art equipment for woodworking, metalworking, CNC routing as well as 3-D printing capabilities.

Digital facility

The digital facility in the Materials Lab includes two 4’ x 8’ industrial CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machines that utilize both lasers and high-speed milling technology to produce precision parts. Also available are two smaller-format cabinet lasers cutters for more intricate work. Finally, we have a SLS 3D printer for the fabrication of highly complex 3D geometries that cannot be produced by traditional fabrication methods.

The least tangible but often most helpful resources of the lab are those of ideas. The staff and management are heavily involved in the creative process on a day-to-day basis and can be of great service during the conceptual process. This often involves a student working with a staff person to consider, evaluate, and enhance ideas through speech, drafting, and physical modeling.


Students have access to a wide range of professional working tools including a cabinet saw, band saws, drill press, compound plunge miter saw, panel saw, table router, fixed sanders, planer, and joiner as well as a full array of both power and manual hand tools.


Includes tools for all types of metalworking including a shear, break, roller, MIG welders, Oxy-Acetylene torch, drill press, vertical mill, and horizontal band saw as well as angle grinders, drills, clamps, etc.

Resources and Guide Books

Student Policies

Cabinet Laser Setup in Rhino

Cabinet Laser Setup in Corel

Industrial Laser Setup in Rhino

Industrial Laser Setup in AutoCAD

3D Printer Manual

CNC Routing Guide