Labs and Workshops

Our prototyping workshops cover everything from wood workshop, laboratory, electronics and rapid prototyping studio as well as a pretotyping area. The equipment varies from 3D printers, Arduino kits, plasma and laser cutters, CNC machines all the way to a robot arm and much more.

In the workshops, our staff are ready to help you build prototypes and they will assist you in operating the equipment.

The workshops are open as follows: 

Monday: 8.00-15.15

Tuesday: 8.00-15.15

Wednesday: 8.00-16.45


Friday: 8.00-15.15

Lunch break: 12.00-12.45

Team Manager Rasmus Gottrup Barfod,, +45 93 51 17 46.





The coming Foodlab

Establishing a Foodlab in DTU Skylab will open up new and unique opportunities for DTU students to develop and validate concept ideas into prototypes in the food area.

The Foodlab will be a unique platform to test ideas in close cooperation with fellow students, businesses, educators and researchers.

Foodlab is intended as a "playground" for entrepreneurial imaginative students working with food, new ingredients, technology, analysis, hygienic designs and more to come.

Foodlab is approx. 300m2 hosting an exprimental kitchen, a fermentation facility, open working space and meeting rooms.

Do you have ideas or upcoming projects in the area of AgroTech, FoodTech or BioTech, and do you want to be a part of this upcoming test facility? Then write an email to Team Manager Rasmus Gottrup Barfod – at DTU Skylab.

Read the article about Foodlab in DTUavisen.

Foodlab has received grants from DTU Jubilæumsfonden and Ellabfonden.


Metal workshop

For the more precision oriented tasks, we offer CNC machines to perform jobs. We also have more traditional, manual machines in the workshop. We can work in everything from copper, steel, aluminum to soft materials such as POM and Teflon.

Our workshop machines:

  • Manual Milling Machine
  • Manual Lathe
  • Bench drill press
  • CNC Milling Machines
  • CNC Lathe
  • Robotic arm ( milling and plasma cutting)
  • Material hardening tester ( Rockwell RC)
  • Horizontal Bandsaw    

Wood workshop

Basically all machines for cutting wood sheets, wood profiles, lists, etc. are available in the workshop. We also have an large assortment of screws, glue, paint, etc.

• CNC carving machine
• Bandsaw
• Table Saw
• Bench drill press
• Wood router
• Jigsaw
• Sander
• Electric power planer
• Circular saw
• Hammers
• Hand Files
• Wood chisel
• Screwdrivers

Welding workshop

We have everything you could wish for equipment wise for welding. We can work in steel, aluminum, stainless steel and titanium. These are the machines in the welding area:

  • TIG / MAG welding unit
  • Plasma cutter
  • Belt sander
  • Angle grinder
  • Bending machine
  • Sand blaster
  • Bench grinders    

Rapid prototyping

A workshop where you fabricate pilot/ first series models using. 3D printing and laser cutting. All materials are to be found in the workshop.
How to use the laser cutter.
Guide to 3D print

• Leapfrog 3d printer
• Laser cutter
• 3d scanner

Electronic workshop

Electronic measuring equipment and electrical components are to be found in the workshop. Arduino can be borrowed by agreement.

• Oscilloscoper (Analogue og digital prober)
• Multimetre
• Soldering guns
• Great selection of electronic components
• Development Tools (Arduino, breadboards, sensor...)
• Variable power supply
• Mobil multimeter

Wet Lab

DTU Skylab has a Laboratory with a great range of tools, instruments and materials/chemicals.

The lab contains the following:

  • LC-MS
  • different microskopes
  • UV-lamp
  • centrifuge
  • muffel oven
  • incubator
  • heatblocks
  • precision scale
  • and a range of other laboratory equipment

For more info, please contact Poul Thorbjørn Sørensen,

Design lab

The Design Lab is a research and interaction design facility and contains:

• Individually controllable HD cameras
• HD microphones for audio
• Movable wall to split the room into two independent spaces
• Two camera control stations - control the cameras and mic's in each half of the room
• Two editing stations - cut your recording down to the size you want and upload it onto your hard drive
• Two screens with laptop hook-up (HDMI)
• Professional level lighting suitable for HD video.

Note that the Design Lab cannot be booked for regular meetings and team work.
The Design Lab is funded by DTU Management Engineering by 1 million DKK.
18 JUNE 2018