In response to COVID-19, all Making Center spaces are closed for the rest of the semester. Follow this link for updates and remote resources from the Making Center.


Ceramics & Wet Shop


L3 CNC Machine Shop

Labs, Shops, and Studios

E2 CNC Shop

25 E 13th St, 2nd floor   •   Hours
Open to: all New School students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes

L3 & E2 CNC Shops CLOSED officially until April 12th



There is only one CNC orientation for both spaces.
It takes place at the L3 shop.

Shop Hours

Monday/Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm


    E2 CNC Shop

    E2 will be the main stop for any of your “CNC related” CAD questions. This will also be were you process specialty files such as Flip Files. Feel free to drop-in during our open hours and we will help you plan out your project in preparation for CNC use.

    After discussing your project sign up for a CAM Consultation on Patron Portal for a 1.5 hours appointment at the L3 CNC Shop to write your CAM to be added into the Queue.

    More information about our Submission based Production Shop can be found here.



    Before students can use the CNC Machine Shop, Training must be completed by all students & faculty interested including those who want to use drop-off service. If you only need access to the Casting Room, please check in with the Technician ahead of time if you have not had a previous orientation.

    Trainings take place in the L3 CNC Shop on the 3rd floor Room 306 of the 2 W 13th St. building and last around 1.5 hour.

    Click the “Mandatory Orientation” button at the top of the page to reserve a spot at one of the CNC Trainings.


    If your CAD file is designed in a way that requires both top and bottom sides to be CNC machined that is considered a Flip File. Flip files must be reviewed and approved by E2 staff using this submission form. here.

    The CNC Shop, located at 25 East 13th Street (see map), is open to students who completed CNC training and are interested in independently working CNC into their current projects.

    Tools for setting up specialty files are a 4’x8′ ShopBot CNC router with a vacuum bed, two Shopbot desktop CNC routers, and a ShopBot Buddy CNC router.

Related Equipment and Tools

• ShopBot PRS_Alpha CNC Router 4′ x 8′

• ShopBot Buddy CNC Router 24″ x 32″

• ShopBot Desktop CNC Router 24″ x 18″