Additive Manufacturing Institute (AMI)

Campus Access to 3D Printing

If you would like to learn more about 3D printing and try your hand at making your own part, stop by AEC 202 during the open office hours and a chaperone will help you print your first piece (and subsequent thereafter).

Spring 2016 Ultimaker2 Office Hours

Monday: 10 a.m. –  6 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday: 12:15 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.



The Additive Manufacturing Institute, AMI, is a resource for digital part materialization for the community, region, and nation. In cooperation with the ExOne company, Stratasys, and Ultimaker, AMI promotes the widespread adoption of additive manufacturing and provides design challenges, maker meet-ups, workshops, and seminars. AMI meets the needs of students, entrepreneurs, and potential industry adopters using state-of-the art 3D printers. AMI fosters widespread adoption of the additive manufacturing process and provides demonstrations with student teams and faculty to help familiarize the commercial application of additive manufacturing technologies. Visit our sites listed below as well as our YouTube page for more information or visualization of the operation of these processes.

Plastic 3D Printing

Metal 3D Printing





Campus Access to Ultimaker2 3D Printers 

Each semester there will be new open office hours posted for use of the Ultimaker2s in Acopian Engineering Center (202). Please see the plastic 3D printing page to see when you can stop in to print a part on the Ultimaker2s.

Design Challenges

Please see the plastic 3D printing page to learn more about the upcoming design challenges and how you can print your own part. Click the links below for more details.

Level 1 

Level 1+

Level 2

Maker Meet-Ups

Events will be held to help the Lafayette community learn more about 3D printing and train individuals to use the Ultimaker2 3D printers for personal projects.



Seminars will be held to help educate those interested in becoming more involved or learning more about the AMI.



Hands on workshops will be held that educate the community about additive manufacturing and demonstrate how the specific technology works.

For more information, contact the AMI at