FABLAB

The NYDesigns FabLab is our 5,000 ft2, on-site fabrication lab that allows makers to prototype design concepts in a safe, secure facility. We offer flexible membership options and digital fabrication services to enable everyone from tinkerers to established design and tech companies realize their next project. The FabLab is equipped with an array of tools both analog and digital, including traditional hand and power tools, a vacuum former, an FDM rapid prototyper, and a large-format industrial laser cutter. The FabLab also provides access to co-working and common space in our business incubator, allowing members to tap into our community of designers and entrepreneurs.

Equipment

Techno HD4896 CNC router
Trotec 100W 51″ x 51″ CO2 laser cutter
Silhouette Curio cutting tool
with sheetcutting, scratching, and embossing capabilities
Singer Heavy Duty and Futura embroidery sewing machines
Ultimaker 2 Extended+ 3D Printer
Formech vacuum former

Full sheet panel saw
SawStop table saw
Dewalt miter saw
Jet 16″ planer
Rockwell jointer
Belt and disc sanders
Hardinge lathe
OTMT lathe
Rockwell wood lathe
19″ throat bandsaw
Drill press
Table router
5-ton Arbor press

Bench grinder
Bridgeport knee mill
Cold saw (for metals)
Manual pipe and tube benders
Buffing wheels
Maxflo spray booth
ESD safe electronics bench with
power supply, oscilloscope and soldering irons

And a variety of other hand and power tools.

Pricing

Individual membership

$350
Per Month

Access for 1 person

Includes 5 hours of laser cutting

(prerequisite: $185 laser cutting tutorial)

Small business membership

$600
Per Month

Access for up to 3 people

Includes 5 hours of laser cutting

(prerequisite: $185 laser cutting tutorial)

Laser-only membership

Starting $300
Per Month

Access for 1 person

Includes 5 hours of laser cutting

(prerequisite: $185 laser cutting tutorial)

LASER-CUTTING SERVICES

This service is billed by the hour or half-hour

$125 / hour

  • 3 day lead time once the file and material have been finalized.
  • Material must be provided, but we can provide the material at an additional cost.
  • We can make laser-cutting files for an additional fee of $50/hour.

RUSH JOBS

  • Rush $200/hour
  • Same Day $250/hour

File Preparation

Our preferred laser cutter file is a vector image (.svg, .ai, .eps) – to scale (the exact size that needs to be cut) in RGB color mode.

R G B Color #HEX
Material Outline 0 0 255 #0000FF
Cut 255 0 0 #FF0000
Score 0 255 0 #05FF00
Etch 0 0 0 #000000

All cut and score lines must be the lowest width stroke possible with no fill – ex. a hairline stroke or 0.25pt. Etch areas must be filled in all black with no stroke.

When preparing a file to be laser cut the material outline must be defined.

Download This Sample Illustrator Template
illustrator-icon

Material Guide

The lens of our laser cutter is capable of cutting materials approaching .5″ – .75″. However, thicker materials such as these are far more difficult to cut and should be monitored closely.

Materials OK for Cutting Materials OK for Etching Materials Restricted from Cutting
Paper

Cardboard

Acrylic

Wood

Leather

Most Fabrics

Cork

Anodized Aluminum

Coated Metal

Alumamark

Glass

Stone

Latex Rubber

Metal

PVC

Pleather

Moleskine Covers

Polycarbonate (aka Lexan, Makrolon, Makroclear, etc.)

Glass

Stone

Please contact us at laser@nydesigns.org with any questions or concerns

Custom Fabrication

Only have a sketch, a blueprint, or a vision? Our team can help you develop, adapt, and engineer your idea to physical reality.

Our services include:

  • Digital adaptation
  • Design
  • Materials research
  • Production consulting

Please contact us for pricing or to schedule an initial consultation.

NOTE: WE CANNOT CUT OR FABRICATE WITH METAL

Please contact us at fabrication@nydesigns.org for pricing or to schedule an initial consultation.