MNE Innovation Lab

The MNE Innovation Laboratory offers state of the art advanced additive manufacturing capabilities. Design, Fabrication, Prototyping, and Testing are provided to all faculty, staff, and students within the College of Engineering. Sponsored research projects, grant collaboration and various outreach activities are welcome. This facility encourages and enhances learning within the design and additive manufacturing field of engineering. Additionally, this space works in conjunction with VCU's Maker Garage, which offers machining and fabrication courses to students while providing professional services to the entire university research community.

Key Equipment


A Cabinet Full of MakerBot 3D Printers


MNE Innovations Lab uPrint 3D Printer

Full Fabrication Shop

MNE Innovations Lab Full Fabrication Shop with all their Tools

Laser System

MNE Innovations Lab Laser System 3D Printer


MNE Innovations Lab Z18 3D Printer

Key Capabilities

  • 3D printing capabilities including Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Poly Jet (Digital) and SLA
  • Machine shop tools - Mill, Lathe and Denford CNC
  • Fabrication, post-processing and shop tools available for any project


EGMN 203: Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Practicum II

EGMN 215: Engineering Visualization and Computation

EGMN 420: CAE Design

EGMN 422: Design and Additive Manufacturing

Senior Capstone Design