The Idea Factory

Inspiring students to bring their ideas and projects to life by providing tools and expertise

To work in the Idea Factory please complete the following tasks beforehand:

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Create a profile through the Idea Factory website. You can also use your Metal Factory login. Please use a password that is separate and unique from all of your other passwords.

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Complete the Blue Permit training and quiz.

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Sign in every time you visit the lab.

What’s New in the Idea Factory?


  • Easily create an STL for 3D printing or routing
  • 1 minute autoscan mode
  • .05mm scan accuracy
  • Maximum autoscan size 200x200x200 mm
  • Maximum scan size 1200x1200x1200 mm