Cut ... by Water!

Hands-on workshops showcase makerspaces and special equipment in the DI Hub Reactor

On select days this week, students can use high-pressure water to cut a personalized nameplate in the DI Hub Reactor's Waterjet Cutter Shop to create a personalized nameplate. 

Nameplates created with the waterjet cutter in the DI Hub Reactor

"Intro to Waterjet: Make a Nameplate" is a workshop in which participants will learn basic file design and see the waterjet cutter in action when they cut a personalized steel nameplate. There is material fee (at cost) of $3.

Workshop dates/times:

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 12-2 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 3-5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 22, 2-4 p.m.

Registration is required through the KSU ENGAGE events page


The waterjet cutter is a Ward Jet A series machine that has a 4’ x 4’ cutting bed. It is capable of cutting through steel, foam, glass and stone.

Student operating the waterjet cutter

Become a DI Hub Collaborator

Students can become DI Hub collaborators and learn about all the tools in the DI Hub Reactor by attending a DI Hub Orientation. It's a fun, first step to gaining access to the DI Hub facilities. Whether you are ready to become a collaborator or just curious to learn more, this one-hour orientation session provides a tour of the DI Hub and information about its ecosystem, equipment and access.  

DI Orientation graphic

A listing of DI Hub Orientation sessions, with links to register can be found here

Membership to the DI Hub is open to all current Kent State students, staff, and faculty, as well as community members and alumni 18 years old and above. Community members or alumni who wish to join the DI Hub can visit the membership page for information and sign up for orientation here

People who want to learn more about the DI Hub can tour the facility virtually at  For any questions or accommodations required for an in-person visit, contact the DI Hub staff at

POSTED: Tuesday, September 19, 2023 02:30 PM
Updated: Tuesday, September 19, 2023 05:05 PM
Phil B. Soencksen