DWS Digital Workshop

HIL B41.3


The Raplab digital workshop offers low-threshold access to advanced digital tools for model and prototype building. Converting your CAD drawing into a physical model to validate proportions, spatial arrangements, and the like has never come at a lower price. The possibilities are endless with laser cutters, cutting plotters, and 3d-printers at your fingertips. We heavily rely on self-study and provide an excellent set of tutorials on our website for our digital workshop users that you must read through before using the workshop for the first time.


  • Reservations are not possible – first-come, first-served
  • Come prepared to not block a machine with problems that are related to your file
  • Always do a test before you build something large
  • On crowded days, typically towards the end of the semester, try to limit your laser or plotter time to 1h per day to allow others to use the laser cutters as well
  • Try to help others if you see that they require help

Invoicing And Pricing

  •  You will be charged for the duration between login to logout.
  • The login-logout time is rounded down to the last full minute.

Students get an email with a detailed summary of their machine usage each month. They will receive an official ETH invoice for their digital workshop usage each month to control costs effectively.

  • Laser cutters: 20.-/h
  • Zund cutters: 30.-/h
  • FDM 3D-Printers: 1.-/h


Prusa 3D Printer

Large Vacuum thermoformer

Laser Cutter

Zünd 1

Zünd 2

Small Vacuum thermoformer