Engineering Fabrication Laboratory

Welcome to the Engineering Fabrication Laboratory (EFL), also known as the “Fab Lab.” The EFL is a supervised facility that provides students with opportunities for hands-on manufacturing and fabrication in a safe environment. We also offer instructional support to students, faculty and staff of the College of Engineering as they work on projects for classes, independent study, research, and student design competition clubs. The EFL facilities include the Student Machine Shop area (1220 Bainer Hall), whose primary purpose is to support teaching, and the Student Project Area (1230 Bainer Hall), which is primarily used by student design competition clubs.

Hours of Operation

The EFL is open Monday through Friday, except for university holidays and furlough days, and on most Saturdays during winter and spring quarters. The hours of operation are as follows:

Fall Quarter

Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 12 noon, 1 PM to 5 PM

Winter and Spring Quarter

Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 12 noon, 1 PM to 8 PM

Saturday, 9 AM to 3 PM

Summer Sessions

Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 12 noon, 1 PM to 5 PM

Inter-Quarter Periods

Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 12 noon, 1 PM to 5 PM

Shop Access

The EFL is open to students, staff and faculty of departments in the College of Engineering as detailed in the EFL Access Policy.

Student Machine Shop Safety/Orientation Class

If you are a student in the College of Engineering and want to work in the Student Machine Shop, please sign up for the Machine Shop Safety/Orientation Class.

Rapid Prototyping Service

The EFL offers a rapid prototyping service to UC Davis faculty, staff, and students on a recharge basis. This service is managed by EFL student assistants, who will make prototypes using our ZPrinter 650 upon request. To request a prototype model, a signed request form must be brought to the EFL at 1220 Bainer along with a suitable CAD file of the prototype. Send inquiries and other correspondence about this service to rapidprototyping@ucdavis.edu, or call the EFL at (530) 752-1109.  A video clip of the 3-D printing process on our rapid prototyping machine can be viewed at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_YxMru8W-c.

Contacts

Michael  Akahori,   EFL Supervisor,   1220 Bainer Hall,   530-752-1109

Shawn Malone,   Development Engineer,  1220 Bainer Hall,   530-752-1109

David Kehlet,   Development Engineer,  1220 Bainer Hall,   530-752-1109

Amanda Borer,  Development Engineer,  1220 Bainer Hall,   530-752-1109

Student Project Area