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3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Lab

The 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping Lab hosts an array of cutting-edge additive manufacturing and reverse engineering technologies, with the capabilities to print in a wide array of plastic, powder, and metal materials. These professional level tools are available as a pay-for-print service, as well as for limited training through courses offered through the Segal Design Institute. The lab houses professional staff, as well as multiple undergraduate and graduate assistants.

The lab may be used for work on any Northwestern course, or research project, which has a Northwestern chartstring account number available to bill charges. Student startups may use the lab if you have access to a Northwestern account, and corresponding chartstring.

Equipment & Materials

The 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Lab has the following equipment:

Detailed information on each machine, including available material types and costs, can be found on the Rapid Prototyping Lab data sheet.

Using the Lab

The formal process for submitting part(s) to the Rapid Prototyping Lab for printing is through the main lab email: However, you can always stop by the lab during office hours to talk about your needs and see what the lab has available.

Submitting Requests

1. To submit a request, please email the lab with the following information:

2. Meet with RP lab staff during office hours to review machine and material options, and finalize remaining details.

Office Hours


Training is available through the following courses:


Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center
2133 Sheridan Road
Evanston, Il, 60208
Sub-Basement Floor - SB-310


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