September 1, 2017


Use of the machines is on a first come first served basis. FIU Honors students with projects have priority use of the machines.

There are two options for using the machines in the Honors Edge Lab.

1) Use the machines yourself:

You may reserve time to use the machines yourself following successful completion of training and testing.


Students will be tested and placed in a tier based on expertise. Tier 1 is the lowest level, having access to basic tools and machinery. Tiers 2 & 3 allow access to more advanced tools and machinery. The tiers are as follows:

Tier 1

  • Various tools
  • 3D Scanner
  • Brother Embroidery Machine
  • Cameo Vinyl Cutter
  • Electronic Tools

Tier 2

  • X-Carve CnC (wood only)
  • 3D Printer
  • Dremel
  • Band Saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Laser Cutter

Tier 3

  • X-Carve CnC (soft metals)
  • Angle Grinder
  • Drill Press

2) Request the item to be made for you:

If you cannot or don’t want to use the machines yourself, we can use the machines to build your design for you. Please contact us or complete our project request form to get an estimate on time and cost for your project.