Technology / Advanced Concepts Lab


The School of Art Advanced Concepts Lab (ACL) is a resource for all students seeking to expand their modeling and design investigations using computer numerically controlled processes, as well as various other scanning and forming technologies.

The Division of Design at the School of Art provides the access to 3D fabrication technology as it corresponds to studio classes where the students learn about 3D digital manufacturability. The shop hours will be dependent upon the availability of the Instructional Technician.

Because of maintenance and safety issues, this lab is only to be used for purposes related to the UW’s teaching mission. Instructional technicians will supervise all operations in the lab and provide machine specific training to students.


LaserPro Spirit Laser Cutter
HAAS 3-Axis CNC Minimill
Grizzly 3-Axis Manual Mill
Objet 24 3D Printer
Roland Picza Laser Scanner
Microscribe Digitizer
X-Box Kinect with Processing Based 3D Scanning Software
Universal Laser Cutter 
Formech Vacuum Form (Design Use Only)

See equipment here


Fees for use of specific machines will be made available during ACL orientation, and thereafter at the UW School of Art Advanced Concepts Lab website. (


ID Concepts Lab


Art Building, Room 113
Instructional Technician: Taylor Newman
Advising Faculty: Sang-gyeun Ahn (

For any further questions, please contact the ACL Instructional Technician: Taylor Newman. 206-221-8689