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The Foundry

The Foundry is a joint initiative of the University of Texas Libraries and the College of Fine Arts. It is open to all UT students, faculty, and staff.

The Foundry provides access to devices and tools such as a laser cutter, 3D printers, VR headsets, sewing machines, mills, cameras and other video and audio equipment. The Foundry also features stations with software to create video games, a video wall, and a recording studio. The Foundry is located in the Fine Arts Library on the 3rd floor of the Doty Fine Arts Building.


The Foundry at the Fine Arts Library

Get Certified to use our Equipment

Join our Canvas Course to learn about the equipment and services we provide. Some equipment requires certification, and other equipment is available on a walk-up basis.

VR at the Foundry

Faculty: Request the Foundry for your course

Request use of the Foundry for teaching, course related work, workshops, or other activities.

Spaces in the Foundry

3D Printing Area

3D Printing Area
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Space with 3D printers.

Fiber Arts Lab

Fiber Arts Lab
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Space with sewing machines and supplies.

Foundry Mac Pro Workstations

Mac Pro Workstations
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6 Apple Quad-Core Intel i7 Mac Pros with 2 27" screens each, with software for video and audio post-production, 3D modeling, and Adobe Creative Cloud. Uses: Gaming, film, multimedia production

Laser Cutter Area

Laser Cutter
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Space with a laser cutter.

Recording Studio

foundry recording studio
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Recording studio with sound proof room.

Video Wall

The Foundry at the Fine Arts Library
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This state of the art video wall is intended for special projects, demonstrations, and presentations.

Equipment at the Foundry

Bernina 700D Serger Sewing Machine

Bernina 700d
In just one pass, you can cut, sew and finish edges on everything from fine silks and satin to denim, fleece and stretchy fabrics with the greatest of ease. And, although the 700D is an entry-level...

Boss HP 2436 Laser Cutter and Engraver

laser cutter
Boss' industrial laser cutters and engravers begin with the GEN 5 - LS-2436. The higher power and larger format on this machine offers more material space and the ability to engrave or cut thicker...

Lulzbot Taz 3D Printer

3d printer
Engineers, designers, educators, and makers agree: The LulzBot TAZ 6 is the most reliable, easiest-to-use desktop 3D printer ever, featuring innovative self-leveling and self-cleaning, and a modular...

Open Source Virtual Reality Kit v1.4

Open source virtual reality
Whether you are interested in tinkering with hardware or getting to the root of the OSVR SDK and key tools like render manager to optimize your software - the HDK 2 allows you to get into virtual...

Universal Audio Apollo Twin

Apollo Twin
High-Resolution Desktop Music Production with Classic Analog Sound With its class-leading resolution and Realtime UAD Processing, Apollo Twin sets a new standard for desktop music production. This...
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