• The Student Technology Services operates a 3D printing service with several different printers. The service is currently free for residential students and can be used for personal or school projects.
  • Tech Den operates a 3D printing service with several different printers. The service is designed for non-residential and graduate students and can be used for personal or school projects.
  • Medical 3D Printing Center at the BJC Institute of Health on the Washington University medical campus offers a wide range of 3D printing services to researchers and clinicians in the medical community at Washington University and in the Midwest region.


  • The Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts provides a range of facilities for making and learning.
    • Its Digital Fabrication Lab supports studio and coursework assignments, as well as independent research projects conducted by students and faculty. Beyond the fabricating equipment and tools typically found in wood and metal shops, the School’s equipment includes laser cutters, three-axis CNC routers, and plastic 3-D printers.
  • Department of Chemistry’s Machine Shop is equipped machine shop with computer controlled milling machines and computer controlled lathe. We have precision lathes, programmable indexing head and rotary table, sheet metal and wood-working shops, ironworker and welders.
  • Physics Machine Shop is a technical support facility whose primary function is to provide assistance to the students, faculty, researchers and administration in the machining and manufacturing of parts and assemblies.
  • In-House Fabrication Team at Washington University School of Medicine provides fabrication, modification, design and technical services. The team serves all Washington University departments as well as off-campus customers not affiliated with the University.



  • The Skandalaris Center is an ecosystem of education, research, and resources that engages all WashU students, faculty, alumni, and staff as entrepreneurial leaders and collaborators.


  • The Shared Instrument Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science is a resource for students and faculty at Washington University whose studies or research involve understanding material behavior.
  • The IMSE user facilities for materials characterization, microfabrication and nanofabrication are available for use by researchers from all WashU schools and departments, as well as to users from other universities, government laboratories and industry.


The Washington University Libraries provides access to a multitude of tools and resources including research support.

  • AR/VR headsets and computer workstations in Data Visualization Environment space (DaVE). DaVE is a studio space designed for 3D exploration where digital 3D data can be captured via photogrammetry or structured light scanning.
  • The Libraries offer large format poster printing in 36″ and 42″ widths with lengths up to 100 feet on a photo-quality satin finish paper stock. 
  • The Research Studio provides remote access and collaborative workstations to specialized software.
  • Digital Library Program Services (DLPS) provides tools and services to support the WashU community’s scholarly publishing and digital scholarship and the University Libraries’ digital collections and assets.
  • Scholarly Communication Services helps WashU faculty, students, and staff with copyright issues that connect to research, teaching, and library services.
  • The Data Services team provides support in research data management, data curation, data literacy, data analysis, data visualization, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).