Making Center Fall 2020 and Covid-19 Updates


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 taken the mandatory orientation.

This facility will be submissions only until further notice. For the latest and most comprehensive information from The New School, visit For the latest from the Making Center, see


Orientations will not be offered in the Fall Semester. Students who were oriented in the past will retain access.

Digital Tools Help Desk

Help Desk is LIVE!!! Help Desk offers open zoom hours for any student wishing to drop in with questions related to Digital Tools shops and/or DIY Making.

Technician Consultation

All authorized students intending to use shop resources MUST work with Technician; schedule a Technician Consultation. Please also make sure you fill out this form!

Material Store
Please confirm your purchase with the technician during your virtual consultation.


Save 3D files as .stl and save 2D files as either .ai ; .dwg ; .dxf

AFTER consulting with a technician, your cut file will be processed in the shop by staff. A technician will then contact you to arrange material pickup.


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″