Digital Manufacturing Lab

Digital Manufacturing Laboratory - Bonner Hall.

Precision rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing of 3D objects and parts.

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.

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The Digital Manufacturing Lab is offering numerous learning opportunities for Spring 2020. See what's available and how you can get involved here

The DML offers access to the following:

  • Desktop 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 DML is equipped to provide the following:

  • 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


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


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

Fees are charged on a per project basis.


Submit a Work Order

Please read the following Printing Primer document before submitting your order.

Printer Specifications
Hours of operation

12 pm - 6 pm

For inquiries, contact:

Kevin F. Hulme, PhD

Senior Research Associate, Shared Instrumentation Laboratories