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

MakerBot setup


uPrint machine


Areal view of the MNE Innovation lab

Full Fab Shop

laser system

Laser System

z-18 machine


Key Capabilities


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


Charles Cartin, Ph.D.

MNE Innovation Lab