Below you can find a list of the tools, machines and materials available in the Makerspace. In general, ETH students are free to use the machines and only pay for the material.

If you know what you want to make but don’t know how or with which tools, contact us! We can advise you on your project or put you in contact with an expert. During the Open Hours there is always a Makerspace Manager around to help you with your questions!

In order to use advanced machines you need to visit a special introduction course. Check out the individual pages for those machines for more information.

FDM 3D Printers
DLP 3D Printers
Laser Cutter
Metal Bandsaw
Wood Bandsaw

List of Tools & Machines

Tools Handtools are available:
  • Screwdrivers
  • Wrenches
  • Pliers
  • Hammer
  • Saws
  • Sanding tools
  • Measuring tools
  • Cutting instruments
Small Powertools
Tools Small powertools are available:
  • Cordless screwdriver
  • Power sander
  • Jigsaw
  • Dremel tool
  • Drilling machine
  • Small circular saw
  • Multi Cutter
Soldering equipment
Tools A soldering station with the necessary consumables is available for building electronic circuits. The consumables include cables, desoldering wick, heat-shrink tubing and more. All of those are for free.
In addition the Makerspace is equipped with an oscilloscope, a signal generator and two lab power supplies.
CNC Milling Machine: Roland MDX-540
Tools Specs:
  • Volume 305 x 305 x 105 mm
  • Workpiece Weight 4 kg
  • Resolution 0.002 mm/step
  • XY-axis 0.1 to 50 mm/s
  • Z-axis 0.1 to 30 mm/sec
Material: Wood, Modeling Wax, Plastic, Non Ferrous Metals Specific introduction required!
3D Printer: Prusa i3 MK3 filament printer
Tools Specs:
  • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
  • Volume 25 x 21 x 20 cm
  • Nozzle 0.4 mm
  • Minimum Layer Height 0.05 mm
Material: PLA, ABS, PET and BVOH. Special filaments on request. Material costs are roughly CHF 0.04 per gram printed.
Specific introduction required!
3D Printer: Anycubic Photon DLP resin printer
Tools Specs:
  • Direct Light Printing (DLP)
  • Volume 115mm x 65mm x 155mm
  • Y axis resolution : 1.25um
  • Layer resolution : 25 ~ 100um
  • Printing speed : 20mm/h
  • Layer Height 0.05 mm
Material: Resin in different colors. 1 CHF Base fee and 0.10 CHF/g Print cost Specific introduction required!
Epilog 36EXT Lasercutter
Tools Specs:
  • 75W CO2 Lasercutter
  • 914x609 mm Bedsize
  • Engraving and cutting up to 7mm
MDF, Plywood, Acrylic (Have to be bought at the SPH)

Specific introduction required!
Optimill BF 20 conventional milling machine

Drillpress with cross table and digital read out capable of milling metals like aluminum etc.


PROMAC metal band saw

Metal band saw for cutting all kinds of metal. Including a stop for repeated cuts.


Inca bandsaw for wood

Small bandsaw for cutting wood.


Belt sander for Wood

Big belt sander for sanding down wood.

A list of available materials can be found here
Other equipment
No, the bagger 288 is not a part of our repository, unfortunately. Did not find what you are looking for? We collaborate with other machine shops at ETH to give students access to more advanced equipment. If you are interested to use a lathe or a CNC-Drill for metal, please let us know a bit more about your needs and we can see how we can help you: makerspace@sph.ethz.ch