Makerspace Resources

The ARIC facility includes a Makerspace used for innovation, collaboration, and education. Here, aspiring inventors, artists, tinkerers, and tech enthusiasts can work together to turn their ideas into realities. Our Makerspace is equipped with cutting-edge tools including 3D printers, an Epson Plotter, and a 55W CO2 laser cutter/engraver to encourage modern technology and hands-on craftsmanship. Whether you’re a novice looking to explore new horizons or a seasoned creator seeking to refine your skills, our Makerspace offers a nurturing environment where learning, experimenting, and sharing knowledge are at the forefront. Join us in this vibrant community, where innovation flourishes, and the possibilities are limited only by the bounds of your own imagination.

3D Printers

Bamboo Labs X1C

3D printers use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create 2D and 3D images using vector-based graphics, before printing those graphics in materials like resin and plastic. These printers are used to create prototypes, learning tools, and even build houses. The possibilities are endless, making 3D printers a game-changer for anyone. 

Refer to our 3D Print Services page for more information on how to submit a print job.

Laser Engraver/Cutter

XTool P2 55W co2

the P2 55W CO2 laser engraver/cutter can cut most materials.  With exception of cutting metals, the P2 can cut through various woods, including hardwoods, acrylic, and cardboard.  You can use the P2 to engrave woods, acrylics, glass, and coated metals.  

The cutting area is a large 26″ x 14″ and can accommodate larger jobs with the attachable conveyer .  A rotary attachment is also available for use with round items like water bottles, wine glasses, etc.

The Laser cutter requires an in person safety course before the equipment can be used.

Large format printer

HP large format plotter

The HP large format printer allows users to create a single large print or poster for personal use. The Plotter use CYMK color formats to print.

HIgh Speed Color Laser Printer

Lexmark Color Laser

The Lexmark CS820 Series’ color laser printer for all your printing needs.

Save money, paper, and energy with efficient power management, automatic ColorSaver toner usage reduction, default duplex printing, and low per-page carbon footprint.

A 1.33 GHz quad core processor with 1 GB of standard memory gives the CS820 Series a powerful print controller.

Professional color features include ultra-sharp 4800 Color Quality, PANTONE® calibration and spot color replacement for repeatable color accuracy even with critical corporate identity elements.

Expand your output capabilities with standard input capacity of up to 650 pages (expandable to 4500), an optional inline staple finisher, and the broadest media weight range possible–from tissue-thin paper to thick card stock.