Do I need to pay to come to the Makerspace?
The RU Makerspace presents free access to easy-to-use equipment and trained personnel at no current charge. You don't pay for any time that you use equipment (like running a print/cut/mill), but you do need to pay for the amount of material you used. Here's the rough material pricing for all of our equipment:
|3D Printing (PLA)||$0.15 cents/gram|
|3D Printing (Premium)||$0.25 cents/gram*|
|Resin Printing||$0.40 cents/mL|
|Laser Cutter||Material Cost.|
|CNC Milling||Material Cost.|
|Vinyl Cutter||$0.10 cents/vertical inch|
*For a comprehensive breakdown of our 3D printing costs, click here
For specifics on obtaining certain materials for your projects or any questions, please email or visit the RU Makerspace using the contact information found here.
Who can come to the Makerspace?
The Rutgers Makerspace attracts engineers, artists, artisans, entrepreneurs, professors, students, and innovators. Are you looking to acquire new skills? Or, looking to master a skill with designing a great idea? All levels, from beginners to experts can benefit from our selection of equipment, tools, technologies, and expert staff.
When are you open?
Our normal business hours are Monday - Friday from 1pm - 8pm. However, our hours are subject to change, so please check here for an update on our current hours.
Do I have to know how to use the equipment to access the labs?
No. Staff members are always on hand in order to assist and train students with our equipment. Simply, visit the Makerspace to get started.
I know how to use the equipment. Can I book time on a machine?
Unfortunately, we currently do not have a system in place to allow students to book time on all of our machines. We run the Makerspace as a first come first serve basis.
However, you can reserve time on our laser cutter and CNC mills. The time is limited to a 2 hour reserve time. Regardless of your expertise, a member of our staff will initially work with you to ensure you are familiar with any machine and safety protocols. Afterwards, you are free to continue on your project.
Do you offer consulting services?
No. We do not have that as an open service at this time. However, please feel free to contact our staff for technical support on your project.