Advanced Research of Materials and Manufacturing Laboratory

The Advanced Research of Material and Manufacturing Laboratory is part of the New, Emerging and Advanced Technologies (NEAT) Manufacturing Solutions Center at the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. 

The lab is home to any and all student organizations, projects, and research involving 3D printing or additive manufacturing.

The NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is a supporting member of America Makes, allowing their members to use our facilities.


OPTOMEC OPTOMEC Lens 850M with a 3 kW fiber laser. This DED metal system has a build volume of ~1 cubic ft
Sinterstation Sinterstation 2500 Plus – SLS – Nylon based materials – build area: 10"×10"×12"
Easy Machining of Hard Materials Prototype System for Easy Machining of Hard Materials

Additional 3D Printers

  • Z Printer 450 – Z-Corporation – composite based materials – build area: 8"×10"×8"
  • ProJet™ HD 3000 3-D Production – polymeric based materials – build area: 11.75" x 7.3" x 8"
  • Stratasys – Dimension FDM – ABS based materials – build area: 7"×7"×7"

Lab Location and Hours

Engineering Building 265

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Contact Us

College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Engineering Building
590 Garden Rd, DeKalb, IL
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