The Cleveland Institute of Art Fabrication Studios consists of four Shops and four Rooms. 

SHOPS: Available for use during the hours posted above and require Technical Specialist supervision.

  • Wood Shop
  • Metal Shop
  • Machining Shop
  • Plastic Shop

ROOMS: Available for use during the hours that the building is open and do NOT require Technical Specialist staffing. 

  • Plaster/Stone Room
  • Oil Clay Room
  • Spray Mount Room
  • Spray Paint Booth

Wood Shop
The woodshop is available to help students develop projects relating to woodworking and building objects with wood. The shop features ample workspace, equipment, and tools to help research and conduct processes that include surfacing, cutting, shaping, sanding, turning, drilling, and fastening.

Equipment Includes:
1 Panel Saw
3 Jointers (surface)
3 Planers (thickness)
5 Band Saws
2 SawStop Table Saws (SawStop Information)
2 Miter Saws
2 Router Tables
3 Drill Presses
1 Combination Sander
1 Cantek 12"x 4' Edge Sander
1 Yates 16" Double Disc Sander
2 Spindle Sanders
1 Wide Belt Sander (37” Cantek)
2 Wood Lathes
1 Scroll Saw
Tormek T4 Sharpening System
Milwaukee Cordless Drills and Impact Drivers
Kreg Pocket Hole Screw System
Festool Products (Festool Information)
Laminated Wood Work Tables
Woodworking Vises
Various Hand Tools
Various Hand Held Power Tools (Jigsaws, Reciprocating Saws, Palm Sanders, etc)

Plastics Shop
The plastics shop is dedicated to work involving plastic and foam for making models, prototypes, sculpture, and other objects.

Equipment Includes:
2 Band Saws
1 SawStop Table Saw (More Information)
1 10" DeWalt Miter Saw
1 Router Table
1 Drill Press
1 Combination Sander
1 Spindle Sander
1 10" Delta Lathe 
1 Scroll Saw
1 Belovac 24x48" Vacuum Former
1 Clark Air Systems Air Revolver (Clark Air Information)

Machining Shop
The machining shop is where you’ll work on milling/drilling, tapping, turning, and the CNC milling operations.  Access to the equipment in this space requires additional training.

Equipment Includes:
1 Bridgeport Vertical Mill
1 South Bend 9" Metal Lathe
1 Metabo Bench Grinder with Particulate Extractor Vacuum
1 ShopBot 3-Axis CNC Router (60” x 96” Bed with a 6-inch Vertical) (ShopBot 3-Axis Information)
1 ShopBot 5-Axis CNC Router (ShopBot 5-Axis Information)

Plaster/Stone Room
The plaster/stone room is dedicated to the use of plaster, concrete, and stone carving. 

Equipment Includes:
Industrial Wet Saw
Large-Capacity lb. Scale
Double Basin Sink
Coddle Boards for Plaster Molds
Paperstone Work Tables
Ventilation with Air Filtration & Particulate Extraction

Metal Shop
Our well-equipped metal shop provides students with the equipment to carry out the processes such as; sheet metal forming, breaking, rolling, hot and cold bending, sandblasting, welding (Arc, MIG, TIG, Oxy-Acetylene), tube bending, surface finishing, cutting (cold saw, band saw, shear, plasma cutter, oxy/acetylene torch), forging, and drilling.

Equipment Includes:
1 Vertical Band Saw
1 Kalamazoo Cold Cutting Miter Saw
1 Milwaukee Abrasive Cut-Off Saw
2 Clausing Drill Presses
1 Delta Combination Sander 
1 Wilton Belt Sander
1 Wellsaw Horizontal Band Saw
1 Pexto Stomp Shear
1 Niagara Finger Break
1 Niagara Slip Roller
1 Hossfeld Bender
1 Hypertherm Plasma Cutter
1 Oxy/Acetylene Torch Outfit
1 Lincoln Electric TIG 275 welder
3 MIG welders
1 MIFCO Large Capacity Gas Forge
1 300 lb Anvil
1 3-Ton Engine Hoist
1 Spot Welder
2 Metabo Bench Grinders
1 Trinco Dry Blast Sandblasting Cabinet

Spray Paint Booth
The spray paint booth is a dedicated space for applying finishes; solvent and water based. 

Equipment Includes:
Circulating Exhaust Spray Booth
Flammables Storage Cabinets
Large Lazy Susan Worktables
Small Lazy Susan Worktables
Ceiling Mounted Drying Rack

Spray Mount Room
The Spray Mount Room is dedicated to cutting and mounting or laminating material using spray adhesive.

Equipment Includes:
1 Clark Air Downdraft Table
1 Large 5' x 9' Cutting Table
2 Heavy Steel Straight Edges
Flammables Storage Cabinet

Fabrication Studios proudly uses and maintains a fleet of equipment and tools from the following companies and manufacturers. 

Fabrication Studios is not sponsored or funded by any of the following companies or manufacturers. 


SawStop       Oliver

Festool     Clark Air Systems

ShopBot    OneWay Manufacturing

FastCap      freud


    Dynabrade              Bessey


CMT Orange Tools       Forrest


Minimax SCM         CanTek

Meatabo Professional Power Tool Solutions            JET

Delta Power Equipment Corporation       The Gold Standard Powermatic


DeWalt           Milwaukee


Kreg          Porter Cable

Bosch          Senco


Tormek         Irwin Tools


Clausing Kalamazoo            WellSaw Quality Metal Cutting Bandsaws


Knipex        Lincoln Electric

Bridgeport           South Bend      


Hypertherm Hyperformance Plasma          


 Wilton  Walker-Turner Power Tools


Mifco      Trinco Dry-Blast


      Hossfeld Benders Universal                  Klingspor