The Design School consists of several extraordinary facilities furnished with state-of-the-art equipment.

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Digital lab

The digital lab is located in the basement of Design South in room 05.  The lab is equipped with a laser cutter, MakerBot, Uprint, Zcorp and large scale scanner.  

For more detailed information, please visit our HIDA labs page on SharePoint.


Student capacity in the Digital Lab is limited to 6 students at any given time. 

The online scheduling system can be used to reserve time on the laser cutters and 3D printers.

Students, faculty, and staff will be required to remain physically distanced by at least six-feet apart at all times.

Face coverings are required at all times. No food or drink is allowed in the Digital Lab at any time.


810 South Forest Mall

Tempe, AZ 85287

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Digital Lab Hours:

Fall 2020 Semester:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
By Appointment Only

​Summer Semester:
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Please note that we are closed for holidays.



(480) 965-2539

Experience the Space

Technical Specification: 

Laser Cutting

  • Babe (32"x18") PLS6.75
  • PJ & Igor (32"x18") X-660
  • Napoleon (24"x18") V-460


  • Replicator x2


  • +SE 8"x8"x6" building plate


  • 650 10"x15"x8" building space
  • 450 (x2) 8"x10"x8" building space



Large Scale Scanner

  • HP DesignJet 4500 42" wide max length 8'


Laser cutting appointments are for a maximum of 90 mins and can only be made online here.

For all department charge forms click here.

For more detailed information on the digital lab please visit the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts' Lab Support page: 

After hours are available for graduate students only. In order to qualify for after hours an online test must be taken as well as a mandatory training session and must be taken at least a month before finals.



Paid parking lot on the north west corner of University Drive and Forest Avenue.