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Advanced Prototyping Lab (APL)

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The MARC's Advanced Prototyping Laboratory serves as an advanced maker space and laboratory for innovation and new product design. Its capabilities allow for state-of-the-art processes to create using materials such as metal, plastic, wood, and others. The equipment will support building prototypes involving light CNC machining, laser cutting and engraving, printed circuit board manufacturing, electronics, single board computers, precision welding (TIG and MIG), and many other capabilities. The lab offers workstations with CAD/CAM software and a FANUC CNC simulator. Additionally there are tools to perform metrology and materials characterization as well as fabrication and assembly. The MARC envisions this laboratory as a place with advanced capabilities to compliment other campus resources such as maker spaces.

The APL is located in the R.F. Mitte building in room 2210.

Visitors to the MARC's Advanced Prototyping Lab on September 18th, 2019 were treated to equipment demonstrations and lab capabilities.
Visitors to the MARC's Advanced Prototyping Lab on September 18th, 2019 were treated to equipment demonstrations and lab capabilities.

APL Hours 

Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM 

It is advised that you contact the APL manager, Dr. Marcus Goss, to coordinate work in the APL. Scheduling work is done through the APL TRACS site after users are granted access to the lab, tools, instruments, and equipment. Prerequisite safety training is mandatory. 

To tour the lab, please contact the APL by email at:

advprotolab@txstate.edu.