“This is no different than a wheel you’re going to throw something on,” said Brad Allen.
The director of the University of Montana’s School of Art was standing in the new “fabrication lab,” a repurposed classroom stocked with digital equipment.
“This is no different than a set of chisels you’re going to carve a block of wood with. It’s just a different tool. The mind behind it, the concepts behind it, are still unique and are still your domain,” he said.
The “FabLab,” as they’ve dubbed it, is stocked with two 3-D printers, 3-D scanners, 3-D pens, a vinyl cutter, an oversized printer, and soon a laser engraving machine.