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The 8

Maker Space

Students working in The 8 makerspace

The makerspace at The 8 is a high- and low-tech environment that features 3D printers, a laser cutter, art and design tools such as advanced sewing machines and small tools.

The makerspace provides students, staff, and faculty from the UW with the tools and resources to build and prototype their next great idea! Come to The 8 and make the most of a social, multidisciplinary and collaborative environment that connects you with UW's creative community.

How it works

Anyone interested in using The 8 makerspace must first complete our user agreement and attend a Shop Safety Training session. This training is to ensure that you can use the lab space safely.

After you have completed the Shop Safety Training session, you will be eligible to register for workshops and reserve work time in the space with a staff member present.

Please note: The user agreement and safety training must be completed annually.

Professional-grade equipment and tools

Featuring industry-standard equipment, generally unavailable to students in any other nonacademic campus venue, The 8 will be a place where you can develop skills on the machines and tools that professionals use.


  • TRAK DPM Manual /3-axis CNC Bed Mill
  • Clausing Metosa C1440S Lathe
  • Delta 8” Industrial Grinder
  • Delta 16 ½” Variable Speed Drill Press
  • Delta 6” Belt/9” Disc Sander
  • Wilton 14” Vertical Band Saw
  • Jet 7” Horizontal-Vertical Band Saw
  • DeWalt 14” Chop Saw


  • Sawstop Cabinet Table Saw with Router
  • Delta 16 ½” Variable Speed Drill Press
  • Dyna CNC Router 5’x8’ bed
  • Rigid 13” Thickness Planer
  • Rigid 6 1/8” Jointer/Planer
  • Delta 14” Vertical Band Saw
  • Delta 6” Belt/9” Disc Sander
  • Makita 10” Slide Compound Chop Saw
  • Safety Speed Vertical Panel Saw – 74” max crosscut
  • Grizzly 1” x 30” Belt/5” Disc Combo Sander
  • DeWalt 20” Variable Speed Scroll Saw


  • Universal Laser Cutter 36” x 24” cutting surface
  • LPKF Protomat S100 Circuit Board Prototyping Machine
  • Dremel 3D45 3D Printer
  • Creaform Go Scan 50 White Light Portable 3D Scanner