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Welcome to JMU X-Labs' Open Lab!

The Lab is an innovative space that ignites creativity. JMU students, faculty and staff are all empowered to bring their ideas to life in this design-thinking studio. Our collaborative atmosphere also allows for consulting and prototyping assistance, making it the perfect breeding ground for entrepreneurial endeavors. We’re ready to give you the support you need to make your ideas a reality. Unleash your potential at The Lab. 

Available Services
  • laser cutter/engraver
  • vinyl cutter
  • tool workshop
  • soldering station, and more
  • full list of equipment here
Who Can Use the Equipment?

Any JMU student, faculty, or staff may use the equipment for any class or research project. 

The Makery, located on the first floor of Rose Library, has 3D printers, laser and vinyl cutters, an electronics workbench, and other tools and supplies available free-of-charge for class, research, and personal projects. No appointment is necessary. Visit during The Makery’s hours of operation to get started.

Hours of Operation

By appointment only:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 2:00-5:00 PM
Schedule an Appointment!

Sign up for an appointment here.

If you're using this equipment for the first time, we are here to help! Our team will provide 30 minutes of machine and safety training at the start of your first appointment.

Note: Please reserve more than 1-hour to ensure you have enough time to receive the required safety training and begin to work on your project.

JMU X-Labs' Open Lab is located at Lakeview Hall, Room 1150.

Please contact Mikey Torres, Operations Manager at or 540-568-4009 (x-84009).

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