Digital Fabrication Lab


The DFL does stock and sell some consumable items. Please see our Pricing Information page for a full list. For items we don't carry, we have created this list of suppliers to help guide you to materials permissible for use in the lab. It is best practice to check with the DFL technician before you purchase a material in order to be certain it will be approved for use with the lab's equipment.   



What: Maker / Digital Fabrication oriented consumables

Inventables is the best resource for specific material needs. They stock acrylic in a wide array of colors as well as a variety wood and specialty products and have excellent customer service. A good first stop on a search for materials.


McMAsterr Carr:

What: Hardware / General consumables

McMasterr Carr is probably the greatest seller of hardware, consumables, and tools you will ever find. Chances are if they don't have what you need, you probably don't need it. If you are looking for something specific, similar to Inventables, this is a great place to start.



What: General electronics / Arduino

Sparkfun is an incredible resource for electronics supplies as well as a large number of Arduino kits and associated hardware. The Sparkfun website also has a wealth of how-to tutorials. If you have questions on how to do something specific related to electronics, this is a good place to start. 



What: odds and ends / a bit of everything

Etsy, really? Really! Many specialty items people are looking for they can find, but only in bulk. Etsy is a great place to connect with individuals selling wholesale and/or smaller quantities of very specific consumable items. Try it out, you will be surprised what you find.


H&H sign supply:

What: Vinyl supplier

This is where the lab purchases its vinyl and transfer paper. If they don't have it, you don't need it.

What: Mold making / casting supplies

The Smooth-On shop is perhaps the best all-in-one location for mold making and casting supplies.


There are also a number local suppliers to check:

True Value: 

4 Cherry Hill Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561

True Value does not have much in the way of sheet goods, but it does have the best hardware selection in town.


650 NY-299, Highland, NY 12528

Lowes is best for simple sheet goods such as plywood and MDF. 

Condon Lumber:

55 S Green Haven Rd, Stormville, NY 12582

Condon lumber is best for specialty sheet goods and hardwoods. They will not deliver small orders so you will need to go to them, but they are one of the best around for specific, hard to find wood products. 

Rhinebeck Art supplies:

188 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561

General Art supplies. Great resource for matte board and other paper items.

P&T Surplus:

198 Abeel St, Kingston, NY 12401

General Madness. P&T Surplus is 1/2 salvage yard, 1/2 hardware store, 1/2 yard sale. It is an AMAZING local resource for random odds and ends you may need for a project. 

NOTE: P&T sells a lot of random plastic sheets. We cannot cut plastic on the laser cutter if we don't know exactly what it is. We DO NOT recommend purchasing plastic materials for the laser cutter at P&T.