The Digital Media Lab's 3D Innovation Center has 50 3D printers and 7 digitizers. Our printers use the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process of laying down successive layers of plastic filament which stick together to create an object.
Our service is open to the public and patrons can use it for personal, academic, or professional production. Read more about our 3D printing service.
Our service is open regularly Monday through Friday, 12-5pm. For available consultation hours, please view our appointment calendar. We accept walk-ins, but staff availability may vary, so patrons may have to wait for service.
What is 3D Printing?
3D printing is a form of manufacturing that adds material together to create objects. 3D printing can facilitate cross-discipline collaboration, rapid prototyping, educational models, final products, and more. 3D printed models are made by a person using 3D modeling software, captured (scanned or photogrammetry), found, or all of these methods. There are many factors that effect print quality and print durations for objects, so results may vary and caution is advised.
Make a Request
Patrons may submit a request for 3D printing, 3D scanning, or just talk about the production of 3D prints.
3D Printing Process
Video by Richard Cuoco, 2015