The Studios @ Venture Labs are a collection of workspaces and labs that house digital and analog fabrication technologies that empower the Penn community to make their ideas a reality.

Becoming a member is easy! Get added to our Canvas page. From there, complete the Safety Training Quiz and register for a In-Person Safety Training! You must complete an In-Person training in order to get access to our workspace and fabrication services. 

What We Offer

Please complete the following quiz to submit your files for lasercutting.

We offer lasercutting services free of charge with a maximum of 50 jobs per semester. Submit your file on the Studios Canvas site where you can choose your material, and one of our Studio Technicians will help cut your parts on our Epilog machines.
3D Printing
Please allow up to 5 working days for your submission to be completed. 

We offer 3D printing services free of charge with a maximum of 25 jobs per semester. Submit your files on the Studios Canvas site and we will print your parts on our Stratasys F120 Fused Deposition Modeling printers.

CNC Operations

We offer CNC services free of charge by appointment only through our Canvas site. Our Forest CNC Router can cut material up to 48"x48".

Mechantronics Lab
Monday: 2 PM - 10 PM
Tuesday/Wednesday: 10 AM - 10 PM
Thursdays: 10 AM - 6 PM
Fridays: 10 AM - 2 PM

Our Mechatronics Lab is stocked with oscilloscopes, power supplies, function generators, soldering irons, and a wide selection of consumable components.  Check our Canvas site for Mechatronics Lab hours since they vary throughout the semester. 
Expertise & Mentorship

Perhaps our most valuable asset at the Studios is our team of knowledgeable Studio Technicians. Our spaces are always staffed by an interdisciplinary team of graduate Integrated Product Design students who run our equipment and can help answer questions on whatever you want to make.

Workshops & Events
Our workshops are a great way to get started making things at the Studios! Our workshops are designed to engage members at any skill level, so no experience is necessary. Workshops are announced on our Canvas site, or keep up to date by following us on Instagram @StudiosAtVentureLab!

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