West Lake Design Studio

West Lake Design Studio

The West Lake Fabrication Shop is a production facility featuring a wide range of tools for developing 3-dimensional prototypes, final presentation models and products in a variety of materials. The shop is equipped with modern stationary power tools, portable power tools and traditional hand tools capable of performing a wide variety of operations with wood, composite and plastic materials. Stationary power tools include a table saw, band saw, miter saw, panel saw, drill press and sanders. The shop also has a spray booth available for painting and several digital fabrication tools including a laser cutter, CNC router, vacuum former and 3D printer. 

Hours of Operation

Monday  9:30 AM - 8 PM  
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 3:15 PM - 6 PM (Closed 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM for class)
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 8 PM  
Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 3:15 PM - 6 PM (Closed 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM for class)
Friday  9:30 AM - 3 PM  

Equipment List


Main Shop:
Shop Fox BandSaw (1) 
Delta BandSaw (1) 
Craftsman Drill Press (1) 
Ryobi Drill Press (1) 
Mini Vertical Milling Machine (1) 
Bosch Dual-Bevel Slide Miter Saw (1)
SawStop Table Saw (1)
Delta Disc Sander (1)
Delta Orbital Sander (1)
Milwaukee Panel Saw (1)
Delta Disc & Belt Sander (1)
Kreg Router Table (1)
Buffing Wheel (1)
Lathe 13” Table (1)
Spray Booth (1)

Digital Fabrication Lab:
iMac Connected Station 
MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer (2) 
FormLabs 3D Printer (1) 
Universal Laser Cutter (1) 
CentroForm Vacuum Former (1) 
ShopBot CNC Router (1) 

For more information contact:

Hector Silva
West Lake Fabrication Shop
Notre Dame, IN 46556

ph: 574.631.5461
e: hsilva@nd.edu