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Cascade Fab Lab

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the lab will remain closed

Please check back to see future updates.

In the meantime, you can still learn about how to operate our equipment and prepare 2d and 3d files for future use by following the tutorials provided on this website.  As file preparation is the most time-consuming process of working in the lab, this is a good opportunity to generate new work for future productions.Please feel free to use this content as curriculum enrichment while we practice social distancing during this time.

Adobe has provided free online access to its software suite during the pandemic.

Located in the MAHB building at the PCC Cascade campus is the highly anticipated Fab Lab. The space hosts the Fab Lab, 3D art and sculpture classes demonstrating PCC Cascade’s commitment to art, sculpture, community and STEAM education.  The Fab Lab is available for use for all PCC students and staff during open lab hours.  The Fab Lab is fully equipped with digital fabrication technology, such as a CNC router, laser cutter, 3D scanners, vinyl cutter, and 3D printers.

Want to learn how to use the laser?

Check out the ULS 60 watt laser guide.  Completing this online training guide and quiz is required before you can use the laser or sign up for reservation times.

Want to learn/use the 3D printers?

Check out the 3D printer tutorial guide.  There are a series of self-guided lessons you can use to learn 3d modeling and 3d printing.  Completing these steps and printing out your custom design will certify you to use the 3d printer for future projects.

All other equipment is first come first serve and written tutorials are available for all equipment under ‘tools and tutorials‘.

Questions?  Email cascadefablab@pcc.edu

Open lab times

(updated every term)


We are now located in MAHB 109!  We have even more equipment available to you as a result.  This video is of the previous location.