DigiFabLab Sparks Excitement and Widespread Interest


DigiFabLab ALL.jpgSince the DigiFabLab officially opened in Rapson last month, it has continued to receive headlines for the cutting-edge resources it provides to College of Design students.


From the November 4 issue of Finance & Commerce (Subscription Only):


Fast, and as accurate as the computer-aided designs (CAD) they process, these [3D] printers cut the time between concept and finished product from weeks to hours. They also put University of Minnesota architecture students at the forefront of an industry that is doing more automated construction.


Just out today, a story on the new facility in the line begins:

Students at the University of Minnesota's College of Design will now have even more prototyping power, thanks to the debut of a new digital fabrication laboratory, nicknamed the DigiFabLab.

To read the MNDaily story from late last month, please click here, and an unlocked version of the Finance & Commerce story also appeared here. For more on the DigiFabLab, visit its online home.


The DigiFabLab is just the first step in leading technologies coming to the College of Design. In the coming weeks, Rapson Courtyard will be home to a first-of-its-kind virtual reality installation. Once construction is complete, it will be the largest virtual reality facility of its type at an educational institution in the country.


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