Group of people working in the 3D printing lab at The Innevation Center

Welcome to the Makerspace at the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center—Powered By Switch! We believe that everyone is a maker and that making should be accessible to all. In the Makerspace, we support that vision by providing equipment, knowledge, and collaboration space to Innevation Center members, University students and employees, and the community.

Using the Makerspace

All of our equipment is available for use by our makers, except for our industrial grade 3D printers that are run by Makerspace staff members. In your first visit we’ll get your contact information, have you review and sign a liability waiver, review safety protocols of the Makerspace, and give you either a temporary or permanent safety badge, depending on your needs. Please give yourself an extra 30 minutes on your first visit to complete this new maker orientation. If you are not a University student/faculty or a member, you can access the Makerspace with a day pass purchased at the front desk of the Innevation Center.

There are typically two student makers on shift at any given time who are knowledgeable of the equipment in the space. They’re here to answer questions and provide assistance in any way possible. Our student makers all have their own projects in the space, so ask them what they’re up to!

Booking Equipment or Scheduling a Consultation

For some of our large pieces of equipment, you’ll want to book time on them to make sure that they are available. If you have not used that equipment before, be sure to also book time with a student maker so that they can help you get set up. Also make sure to come down a bit early if you haven’t been to the Makerspace before.

Equipment List

See below for a comprehensive list of equipment that can be found in the Innevation Center Makerspace. The consumable equipment available at the Makerspace includes filament/resin for our 3D printers, a colorful array of vinyl for our vinyl cutter, clear acrylic for our laser cutter, and a scrap shelf that you can add to or snag excess material from.

3D Printers

Makerspace Equipment Information on 3D Printers-Item, Make, Model, Quantity, Description. Call the Makerspace for colors currently in stock for each printer.
Industrial grade FDM printer Stratasys Dimension 1200es 1 Industrial 3D printer with ABS and soluble support capabilities. Build size 10 x 10 x 12 in.
Industrial grade FDM printer Stratasys F270 1 Industrial 3D printer with ABS and soluble support capabilities. Build size 12 x 12 x 10 in.
Desktop FDM printer Ultimaker 3 Extended 2 Capable of printing in PLA, ABS, Nylon and has soluble support capabilities using PVA. Build size is 7.7 X 8.5 X 11.8 in.
Desktop FDM printer Prusa i3 MK2 1 Capable of printing in PLA and flexible material. Build volume is 9.8 X 8.3 X 8 in.
Desktop SLA resin printer FormLabs Form 2 2 Prints using resins of various properties including flexible and castable. Build size of 5.7 X 5.7 X 6.9 in.

Machine Shop

Makerspace Equipment Information on the Machine Shop-Item, Make, Model, Quantity, Description. Prior training is required for using the CNCs.
CNC Mill Tormach PCNC 1100 1 Machine plastic, aluminum, stainless, and pre-hardened steel. Has 4th axis capabilities (rotary table). Max travel range of 12" x 8" x 20" (X,Y,Z); max spindle speed of 5000 rpm.
CNC Lathe Tormach 15L Slant Pro 1 Has an 8 tool turret, a maximum travel of 6" X Spindle speeds up to 3500 rpm 10" x 12" (X,Z)
Drill Press Dake Drill Press SB-25V 1 2HP drill with 5” spindle travel and 1” max drill size. 14” square work platform and spindle speed of 270-2000 rpm.
Horizontal Band Saw Dake Band Saw SE 712 1 3/4" blade with 11-3/4" square work platform
Vertical Band Saw Dake Vertical Band Saw SXC Work-A-Matic 1 1HP vertical band saw with gravity feed. ½” blade, 29 X 18 inch work platform, and 14.5” max working height.
Sheet Metal Shear Enco Sheet Metal Shear 130-5355 1 52" pneumatic shear capable of cutting 16ga mild strength steel
Sheet Metal Bending Brake Enco Bending Brake 130-5051 1 48-1/4" bending brake capable of 22ga mild steel or 26ga stainless
Belt/disc Sander General International Belt Sander 15-035MI 1 6" belt sander (angle adjustable) and a 12" disc sander
Arbor Press JET Arbor Press AP2-M 1 2 ton press, 7-1/2" capacity over table
Grinder Daytona 8” Bench Grinder 7500L 1 Benchtop grinder with dual 8” grinding discs. For use with steel only.

Additional Equipment

Makerspace Equipment Information on Additional Equipment-Item, Make, Model, Quantity, Description.
Laser Cutter/Engraver (60W) Universal Laser Systems VLS 6.60 1 60 Watt laser cutter/engraver with a cutting area of 32"x18"
Vinyl Cutter US Cutter TITAN 2 Vinyl Cutter 1 Cuts vinyl, card stock, paint mask, laminate, window film, etc. Maximum material width is 52".
Industrial Sewing Machine Metro Spezial Indust. Sew MS-1245-6/01 1 Heavy duty sewing machine for high end upholstery, canvas tarps, leather goods, etc
Oscilloscope Rigol Oscilloscope DS1054Z 1 4 4 channel 50MHz oscilloscope with up to 30,000wfms/s sampling rate
Function Generator BK Precision Function Generator 4003 1 3MHz function generator with 60MHz auto-range counter
Soldering Iron Hakko Solder Gun FX-951-66 3 200-450°C soldering stations
Lego Mindstorm Kit Lego Mindstorm EV3 2 Lego Mindstorm EV3 robotics programming kit with lego blocks, gears, motors and sensors

Power Tools

Makerspace Equipment Information on Power Tools-Item, Make, Model, Quantity, Description.
Heat Gun Dewalt Heat Gun w/ LCD 1 150-1100°F heat gun with 50°F increments
Sawzall Dewalt Sawzall DCS380 1 Cordless, 20v, Reciprocating Saw
Hand Drill Dewalt Right Angle Drill DCD740 1 Cordless, 20v, adjustable speed range (0-650/2000RPM)
Skill Saw Dewalt Jigsaw DCS331 1 3000 strokes per minute max, cordless
Hand Drill Dewalt Drill DC780 2 Cordless, variable-speed, reversible drill (0-600/2000 RPM)
Hand Hammer Drill Dewalt Drill DCD985 4 Cordless hammer drill with 3 speed ranges (0-600/1250/2000 RPM)
Impact Driver Dewalt Driver DCF885 2 Cordless 1/4" impact driver accepts 1-inch bit tips
Orbital Sander Dewalt Orbital Sander D26453 1 5" orbital sander
Angle Grinder Dewalt Grinder DCG412 1 20v Cordless 4-1/2" grinder up to 7000 RPM
Dremel Dremel Multi-Max MM45 2 Oscillating tool system-multi purpose
Dremel Dremel 4200 1 Rotary tool-multi purpose

Hand Tools

Makerspace Equipment Information on Hand Tools-Item, Make, Model, Quantity, Description.
Vise Wilton 5-1/2" Utility Vise 5 5" maximum opening with 3-1/4" throat depth
Tap & Die Set ABS Import Tools 110PC HSS Tap& Die Set 1 SAE, NC, NF, or NS threaded tap and die set (#4-3/4" and M6-18)
Drill Bits Dormer DR #30 115 Pc. Steel Drill Set 2 1/64-1/2", #1-#60, A-Z jobber drill bits
Drill Bits Dormer A190 1-13MM Drill Set 2 Oxide coated, HSS drill bits 1-13mm
Socket Set Craftsman Socket Set 4 3/8" Dr. 6PT STD
Socket Set Craftsman Socket Set 4 1/4" Dr. 12PT STD and Deep
Socket Set Craftsman Socket Set 4 STD, Hex bit

Computer Workstations

Makerspace Equipment Information on Computer Workstations-Item, Make, Model, Quantity, Description.
Design Stations Dell Precision 5810 6 Intel Xeon 2.8GHz processer, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro K1200 4GB graphics card
CAM Design Station Dell Precision 5810 1 Intel Xeon 2.8GHz processer, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro K1200 4GB graphics card
Laser Cutter Station Dell Optiplex 3040 1 Intel i5-6500 3.2GHz processor, 8GB RAM
Vinyl Cutter Station Dell Optiplex 3040 1 Intel i5-6500 3.2GHz processor, 8GB RAM
Supercomputer Station Custom Custom 1 AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Processer, 32GB RAM, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card


Makerspace Equipment Information on Computer Workstations-Item, Make, Model, Quantity, Description.
CAD Modeling Solidworks 2016, Premium 10 Premium includes 3D solid modeling, 2D drawing, simulation, and more.
CAD Modeling Blender N/A Free Free and opensource full 3D modeling suite with an emphasis on surface manipulation.
CAD Modeling Geomagic Solidworks Plug-In N/A 1 3D scanning and STL file manipulation plug-in for Solidworks. Only available on the Supercomputer.
Cam Software CAMWorks 2016 3 CAM software for CNC g-code generation; available as a Solidworks add-on.
Cam Software Mastercam 2015 1 CAM software for CNC g-code generation.
3D Scanning Artec Studio Studio 12 1 3D scan generation and processing software for Artec Eva and Artec Spider scanners. (3D Scanners not available on site)
Microsoft Office Office Suite 2016 6 Includes: Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
Slicer Software Cura N/A Free Used for Ultimaker 3 printers.
Slicer Software Slic3r N/A Free Used for Prusa i3 mk2 printers.
Laser Cutter Software CorelDRAW X7 (2014) 2 Image editor for images sent to laser cutter.
Laser Cutter Software UCP N/A 1 Laser cutter controller software.
Vinyl Cutter Software VinylMaster Cut V4.0 1 Image editor and controller software for vinyl cutter.

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