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Digital Fabrication Lab

File Preparation

In order to use any of the machines in the DFL you will need a file. The staff will often reference a "good file." A good file is one which meets the requirements of the machine to convey the information from your file effectively.

For this type of equipment, the files are either right or wrong, there is no leeway. It is very important that you follow The instructions provided in the document for the machine you are looking to use. 


Laser cutter: File preparation


How to prepare files the Vinyl Cutter


Large format Printer: File preparation 


CNC router: File preparation