Allegheny Lab for Innovation & Creativity

The Allegheny Lab for Innovation & Creativity


…is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary and college-wide resource designed to educate students and staff in the use and application of emerging and established digital fabrication and design tools and encourage broader engagement with these tools across disciplines.

The lab empowers students, researchers and faculty across the curriculum to design and build prototypes of products, scientific equipment, artistic projects, robots, virtual environments, video games, smart devices and anything else they can imagine in a facility equipped with an array of sophisticated digital equipment.

The lab is a space where science and the humanities intersect, providing hands-on experience with technology and opportunities to think critically about its context, history and implications.

Lab Walkthrough

The ALIC consists of two distinct labs:

The fabrication lab houses 3D printers, laser cutters and a CNC/plasma cutter and is designed to work with the following materials:

  • Aluminum (CNC & Laser Cutter)
  • Plexi (CNC & Laser Cutter)
  • Wood (CNC)
  • MDF (CNC)
  • PLA/SLA (3D printing)
  • Composites (CNC & Laser Cutter)
  • Foam (CNC & Laser Cutter)
  • Acrylic (CNC & Laser Cutter)
The computer lab contains 26 high-end design and game development computers and is designed for:

  • VR/AR development
  • Photo editing
  • Video editing
  • Sound editing
  • App development
  • Data research
  • Web development
  • 3D design
  • Programming

Life in the Lab


Laser-Cut PC

Art 287, Fall 2019




Art 287, Fall 2019

Art 287, Fall 2019

Art 287, Fall 2019

Art 287, Fall 2019


Art 287, Fall 2019

Art 287, Fall 2019

Information session, September 10, 2019

Adventures in Virtual Reality

Art 287, Fall 2019