Making Center Fall 2020 and Covid-19 Updates




Digital Photo Labs

Labs, Shops, and Studios

D12 Prototyping Shop

6 E 16th St, 12th floor   •   Hours
Open to:

Welcome to the D12 PROTOTYPING SHOP

This facility will be closed until further notice.

For the latest information from The New School, see The Year Ahead.

For updates from the Making Center, see Fall 2020.

Please see the Laser Lab and 3D Print Lab pages for access to those processes.

The D12 Prototyping Shop is located on the 12th floor of the D building at 6 East 16th Street. The lab contains laser cutting, 3d printing, and Othermill CNC capabilities as well as space for physical computing projects and small scale prototyping. Current open hours are:


Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday : 12pm-7pm

Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, and Othermill CNC 👍✔️

(IMPORTANT: Bed size of laser cutters is 24" x 12")

Must make a consultation via Webcheckout


Wednesday and Friday: 12pm – 7pm

Walk in 3D Printing 👍✔️

Laser Cutting and Othermill CNC  👎


For access to the laser cutters, 3d printers, and Othermill CNC you MUST have done orientations in the Laser Lab and/or the 3D Lab.

Tools/Machines/Open Work Areas

  • Open work area for Physical Computing work with 6 x Weller WES51 Soldering machines
  • Open-use mixed hardware fabrication area
  • Makerbot Replicator 2 3D Printer
  • 2 x Prusa i3 MK3 3D Printers
  • 2 x Universal VLS 3.50 Desktop Laser Cutters (IMPORTANT: Bed size of laser cutters is 24″ x 12″)
  • Othermill Pro Desktop CNC Machine