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School of Architecture, CUHK
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Digital Design Lab

The Digital Design Lab (DDL) provides a comprehensive range of software and machines to realise innovative design ideas, including 42 high-performance graphic workstations, six printers/plotters and a scanner, as well as state-of-the-art fabrication facilities – all available for student use 24 hours a day.

In addition to the existing 3-axis router, high-power laser cutter and 3D printers, the DDL newly purchased a large format 5-axis CNC router and a CNC wire cutting machine. These computer-controlled multi-axis devices can efficiently fabricate a variety of materials into complex and compound surfaces with a high degree of precision.

Fabrication tools and equipment are available for reservation by students who have finished safety training. Please visit Intranet for more booking information.

Featured Software

  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Premium
    Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended
    Adobe Illustrator CS6
    Adobe InDesign CS6
    Acrobat X Pro
    Adobe Bridge CS6
    Adobe Flash CS6
    Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
  • Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate 2016
    AutoCAD 2016
    AutoCAD Architecture 2016
    Autodesk 3ds Max 2016
    Autodesk Revit 2016
    Autodesk Maya 2016
    Autodesk Ecotect 2011
  • V-Ray
    V-Ray for Rhino
    V-Ray for 3ds Max
    V-Ray for SketchUp
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2013
  • Rhinoceros 5.0
    Grasshopper
  • ACDsee 5.0

 

Fabrication Equipment

  • uPrint Plus 3D Printer
    Max Build Size: 200 x 200 x 150 mm
    Material: ABS Plastic
  • MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D Printer
    Max Build Size: 230 x 140 x 140 mm
    Material: MakerBot ABS Filament (Prepared by users)
    Location: 3/F Design Studio, G/F Fab Lab
  • High Power Laser Cut Machine
    Working area: 1100 x 1100 mm
    Material: (Prepared by users)
    Acrylic
    Card Board
    Wood
    Fiberboard MDF
    Mild Steel (max. thickness 1mm)
    Stainless Steel (max. thickness 1mm)
    Zinc Steel (max. thickness 1mm)
  • Hot Wire Cut CNC Machine
    Working area: 800 x 800 x 1500 mm
    Material: Styrofoam (Prepared by users)
  • 3-axis CNC Router Machine
    Working area: 1000 x 1000 x 200 mm
    Material: Prepared by users
  • 5-axis CNC Router Machine
    Working area: 1200 x 2000 x 400 mm
    Material: Prepared by users

Location
Room G07

Hours
Monday to Sunday, opens 24 hours

Contact
Digital Centre
Room G07C
3943 6595
ddl@eservices.cuhk.edu.hk

Fabrication Lab
G07A
3943 6594
fab.lab@eservices.cuhk.edu.hk

Emergency Contact
Mr. Hoo LAI at 3943 6594 (Fabrication Lab)
Mr. Max LEE at 3943 6589 (Safety Coordinator)
General Office at 3943 6583
University Security Office at 3943 7999 (Non-Office Hours)

For further information, please log on to “Intranet > Online Booking > Digital Fabrication Lab Equipment” to the booking System.

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