The ED-ID Model Shop (Room 517) is a prototyping and model-making facility where Environmental and Industrial Design students are able to explore the form and function of their designs. Students create rough conceptual models, working prototypes and presentation models using a variety of tools and techniques.
The following materials are readily available for students to purchase:
- Blue insulation foam
- Styrene plastic
- Acrylic plastic
- Co-polyester plastic
- Plywood (poplar, fir, baltic birch)
- Sheet materials (MDF, masonite, luan)
- Free sampling of wood scraps
For materials purchasing policy, see the Buying Materials page.
Facilities and equipment
Large power tools: Table saw, small milling machine, large horizontal belt sander, large disk sander, drum sander, drill press, three band saws, wood lathe, polishing wheels for plastics, stand-up grinder, hot wire foam cutter, miter saw, router table, scroll saw, compressed air and pneumatic tools (die grinder, orbital sander)
Additional equipment: Spray booth, vacuum-forming machine, downdraft table dust collector, plastic sheet bender, variety of electric shop tools (hand tools). Room 515 (adjacent to ED-ID Model Shop) can be used by students for assembly and short-term project storage.