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Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects (AIADO)
Art and Technology

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SAIC Advanced Output Center

Offering serivces including: Rapid Prototyping, Laser Cutting, 3D Scanning, and Large-Format Color Printing.

Our equipment includes:
  • Dimension SST 1200 FDM Rapid Prototyper
  • Universal X-660 60W Co2 Laser Cutter & Universal X2-660 120W Co2 Laser Cutter
  • Handyscan and Nextenging red-laser 3D scanners
  • Oce TCS 500 & TDS 320 Large-Format Printers


SAIC Sullivan Frabrication Studio
Offering CNC 3-Axis Milling.
Software employed:
  • Rhino/RhinoCAM
  • Maya
  • Cobalt
  • MasterCAM
  • Illustrator
Techno LC Series CNC Router
Machine Model 4896
Work Envelope (X" x Y") 48 x 96
Machine Bed Size (W" x L") 49x 125
Repeatability - .001"
Resolution -.0002"
Speed - 250in/min
Bridge Clearance - 5.0"
Z-Axis Travel - 5.0

SAIC Sculpture and Lite Metals Studios

Offering small scale CNC Milling
MDX-15 Maximum work area: 6 inches (X) x 4 inches (Y) x 2 3/8 inches (Z)
Software employed:
  • Modela CAM
  • Modela Player
  • Dr. PIZCA
  • Rhino