SouthWorks Maker Lab at South Suburban College

The Maker Lab to Reopen!

The Maker Lab is now accepting appointments as we begin to reopen to the public with a modified schedule beginning on Wednesday, June 10th & Thursday, June 11th with appointments from 10:00 am-3:00 pm (last appointment).

To make an appointment, visit Use the login page to create an account with your email address and a password of your choosing. If you are not an SSC student, use Maker for your student id. Once registered, you’ll have access to our full schedule to book an appointment on the instrument of your choice.

Questions? Contact the Maker Lab Manager Desmond Campbell.

The SouthWorks Maker Lab @ SSC is located at the Oak Forest Center of South Suburban College, Rm 5130. The facility offers access to 3D printing, laser engraving/cutting, vinyl cutting, CNC machining as well as project design assistance.

South Suburban College, along with the South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium, is proud to sponsor the SouthWorks MakerLab at South Suburban College.

MakerLabs provide local manufacturers with access to new tools that they may not have and talent that can help them solve problems they may not be able to surmount on their own. Tinkerers, innovators and artisans develop viable businesses around the products they are able to prototype and test in the MakerLab.  Guests are welcome to bring their own supplies along.  Regular daily use and membership fees apply.

Collage of Marker Lab at OFCSome describe a MakerLab as the modern-day shop class, but it’s more than that. It is a space filled with modern and traditional tools that allow users to make just about anything. Tools are easily accessible even to middle schoolers, yet powerful enough to build industrial prototypes. In addition to the tools, MakerLabs support the collaborative ethos of the burgeoning Maker Movement. Our MakerLab currently houses two DaVinci XYZ 3D printers, a Stratasys Uprint SE Plus 3D printer, a Roland vinyl cutter, an electronics station and a Universal Laser Engraver. In addition we have a dedicated Electronics lab, CAD lab and Manufacturing lab on campus.

Students master STEM subjects through hands-on learning and building. Many “find” themselves as “makers,” continuing on to engineering and manufacturing careers. Others invent. All develop the critical thinking, problem-solving, and persistence that hands-on, learning-by-doing provides and leads to success in the real world.