Innovation Series Fall 2018 Calendar

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Hey everyone, make sure to mark your calendars for all of our upcoming events this semester! If you’ve missed any of them so far, make sure that you don’t miss anymore!

The next one is our Open House event this Thursday, and then on Friday, two of our own DIG staff members will show you how to 3D scan, print, and finish an object with acetone!

Feel free to stop by the gym anytime to get oriented and trained and work on cool projects in between all of the events!

Email Alyssa Phillips at for any questions or concerns


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Join us on September 27th for our annual Open House event! Everyone is invited to come see what the DIG is all about!

We will have demos, food, games, and you can even make your own stamp on our CNC machine to take home!

The event will be from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the DIG. RSVP on!

Mold Making Workshop! (with Guest Speaker Philip Clark)

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Join us down at The DIG on September 21st for a mold making workshop by Philip Clark of Reynolds Advanced Materials!

In this workshop, students will be introduced to a new world of material possibility, and how rubbers, plastics, foams, gypsums, etc. are used for a variety of applications including:

Reproducing Sculpture • Casting Concrete • Prototype Model Making • Theatrical Props • Architectural Restoration • Life Casting • Robotics • Medical • Toy Making • Movie Special Effects • Culinary • Casting Wax • 3D Printing

The event will be from 12pm-1pm down in The DIG (Caruth basement). There will be free food, so be sure to RSVP at!

Stay tuned for more upcoming events at your favorite gym:)

*feel free to email Alyssa Phillips at for any questions or concerns

DIG Innovation Series: Innovation Enablers (A lecture by Director Philip Miller)


We're starting off the Fall semester of 2018 with a new series called the DIG Innovation Series! Please come down and join us for a lecture by our Director, Philip Miller, who will talk about innovation enablers.

Director Miller will showcase 6 innovation/problem solving enabling techniques using real-life examples from his career as a product developer at 3M and Essilor International. This is a must attend event for all of the entrepreneurial minded people in the SMU community.

The event will be held Friday, September 14th from 12pm to 1pm. There will be food and refreshments provided, so be sure to RSVP at and arrive early! See you there!

*Feel free to email Alyssa Phillips at with any questions

CNC Routing Custom Drink Coasters!


Check out the Spring 2018 Maker Workshop Series here at the DIG! Join us as we dive into the many maker resources we have at the DIG!

The workshop will teach you the basics of creating digital designs for fabrication, as well as skills associated with CNC routing and laser cutting! Join us TODAY for George Carson's workshop on using the CNC router and laser cutter to create customized drink coasters! This is an entry level workshop and no experience required.  The workshop is open to ALL students, staff and faculty!

The workshop will be held Thursday, 4/26 from 5pm to 8pm.  Please try to arrive promptly at or before 5pm, as supplies are limited and handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

Feel free to email Rickey Crum at with questions.