The Digital Media Lab's 3D Innovation Center has 50 3D printers and three 3D scanners. Our printers use the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process of laying down successive layers of plastic filament which stick together to create an object.
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.
Our service is open Monday through Friday, 12-5pm. View our consultation appointment calendar for up-to-date availability.
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