Rapid Prototyping Lab

Located in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, within the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the RPL is a state-of-the-art polymer additive manufacturing facility that provides Computer-Aided Design and FDM 3D Printing services to our students, faculty, staff, and external clients. We welcome sponsored research projects and grant collaborations. We have four Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printers that use ABS plastic. They have a 10” x 10” x 10” build platform, and a 0.01-inch layer resolution.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Room 217


Submit files to our website for manufacturing and our Department folks go through an orientation for use of the machines.


Not open to the public


Email: dwight@virginia.edu

Phone: 434.243.3269


3D Printer
  • Make: uPrint Plus
  • Model:


  • Title: Director of the Rapid Prototyping Lab