Architecture Fabrication Shop

1125 Communications Building | Location

The Architectural Fabrication Shop (AFS) is first come first served and free for use for all ISU Architecture Students. The AFS is supported by undergraduate staff during these hours and includes socially distanced model making and project areas, photography lights and backgrounds, 3D printers, and a sheet cut printer. Details are below.

The equipment in the AFS is supported by CASTLE fees and the Department of Architecture. Please see the CCL Canvas for workflows and machine specifications.


Please e-mail the CCL Staff.

Photography Spaces

5 x FotodioX LED Studio-In-a-Box (20 x 20″) and White, Gray, and Black photo paper with a set of lights.

There is a 3rd photo set up with paper and lights in 1049 Communications.

Large Format Printer

1 x EPSON SC-T5170 Large Format Printer

Note: You will need to provide you own paper (a few recommendations sold in the ISU Bookstore. There is a $0.50 per SF charge for ink. Please work with CCL Staff to review the workflow and complete U-Bill charges.

3D Printers

24 x 3D45 Dremel 3D Printers

Note: You will need to BYO – Bring Your Own Dremel PLA Filament Only and there is a filament recycling station for PLA Filament Only.

1 x Formlabs Form 3 SLA Printer and 1 x Formlabs Wash and Cure

Note: There is clear resin available for small prints. If you require more than 20 mL of material or specialized resins then please purchase resin and a tray from Formlabs and bring with you.

1 x Lulzbot Taz Pro Dual Extrusion FDM Printer

Note: Please provide your own filament. Must be 2.85 mm diameter. Work with CCL Staff and review workflows.