West Lake Design Studio

West Lake Design Studio

The West Lake Design Studio 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. 

Digital Fabrication Lab Rates

Laser cutter - $2 for every 10 minutes of use.
3D printer - $1 for every 10 minutes of use.
CNC router - $2 for every 10 minutes of use.

*Minimum Charge $2/10 minutes and charges will be in intervals of 10 minutes.

The services are only available to students enrolled in art and design courses.

To pay usage rates, please visit West Lake - Digital Fabrication payment site

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:

Shreejan Shrestha
West Lake Design Studio
Notre Dame, IN 46556

ph: 574.631.5461
e: sshrest1@nd.edu