The DAMlab makerspace is a partnership between the College of Business and the College of Engineering at Oregon State University. Located in Buxton Hall, the DAMlab gives OSU students hands-on experience with design and prototyping tools, while enabling them to realize their business ideas.

DAMLab Makersapce

The Tools

The DAMlab provides access to a wide range of tools, enabling student innovation from design through manufacture. Students interested in the apparel industry can take advantage of several available methods, including embroidery, sublimation, and direct-to-garment printing. Other tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC mills give students experience with a wide range of manufacturing methods. For tool guides click here!

On-site computers are loaded with software licensed for student use, including

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.) for graphic design and manipulation
  • Various 3D printing softwares including Cura, Slic3r and Repetier Host
  • Janome Embird for embroidery design and stitch generation

Student Use

First-year students in the Colleges of Business and Engineering living in Buxton, Hawley, Poling, and Weatherford Halls are given 24/7 access to the DAMlab. Additionally, students within the InnovationX Launch Academy and relevant student clubs are invited to make use of the DAMlab and its resources. Clubs affiliated with the DAMlab include

  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Robotics Club
  • 3D Printing Club
  • Inventors Enterprise Club


The DAMlab is staffed by student employees from 5:00-9:00 Monday-Friday. Student workers also work by appointment throughout the week. To submit a request or report a problem to the DAMlab staff, please use the Support Form.