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Digital Manufacturing Lab

Digital Manufacturing Laboratory - Bonner Hall

The Digital Manufacturing Laboratory houses a variety of 3D printing/additive manufacturing technologies, software and capabilities for modeling and digital design, and manufacturing and analysis. Home to high-definition 3D digital scanners, desk-top and professional grade printers, the lab provides capabilities for precision rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing of highly-detailed and durable 3D objects and parts.

The Digital Manufacturing Lab offers access to:

  • Desk-top and professional-grade 3D printing, high-definition digital scanning and other capabilities for precision rapid prototyping, tooling and fabrication of highly-detailed and durable 3D parts and objects.

The lab is equipped to provide:

  • 3D Printing Services – timely print services of 3D parts for research, classroom and club projects, industrial or entrepreneurial prototypes or parts
    Teaching / Education – access to 3D printing tools, design software and expertise to assist instructors in incorporating 3D printing / additive manufacturing into course curriculum
  • Design Assistance and Evaluation – providing design evaluation, guidance and assistance to advance skills and understanding of those interested in designing for 3D printed parts
  • Hands-on Training & Equipment Use – helping to ready the next generation of engineers and designers through training and hands-on experience in use of additive manufacturing technologies and processes
  • Industry services – engaging in consultations and collaborations with business and industry in the design and fabrication of prototypes and parts

Availability

The Digital Manufacturing Lab is available for shared use by:

  • UB students
  • UB faculty
  • Researchers at other academic institutions
  • Government
  • Industry

Technical Capabilities

  • FDM, SLA, PolyJet™, Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), and Composite Filament Fabrication (CFF) technologies 
  • 3D / additive printing from a variety of materials including ABS, PLA, photopolymer resins, carbon fiber, fiberglass, Kevlar®, and nylon 
  • 4ft x 12ft optical table for research, development, testing and evaluation
  • Collaboration area provides a digital display, white boards and seating for small group discussions, instruction, and presentations

Services

  • On-site technical support, training & assistance
  • Project consultation
  • Processing & process development
  • Equipment training
  • Workforce training/education 

Fees are charged on a per project basis

 

Before submitting a work order

please read this 3-D Printing Primer

Hours of operation

M - F, 9 am - 5 pm

For general and initial inquiries, contact:

Donald Goralski

Director, Shared Instrumentation Laboratories

(716) 645-5151

 

For technical inquiries, contact:

Kevin F. Hulme, PhD

Senior Research Associate, Shared Instrumentation Laboratories 

716-645-8755