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3D Printing, 3D Scanning, and 3D Milling have arrived

The McNeese Innovation Center is proud to announce the addition of new, cutting-edge technology. A 3D printer, 3D scanner, and 3D milling machine are now available to students, faculty, and local business and industry in Southwest Louisiana to aid in prototyping new products.

3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing in which layers of plastics are built up to form a 3D object.

3D scanning is a process where a laser is pointed at an object and a camera records the location of the laser to build a 3D model. This model can be manipulated and printed or milled.

3D milling is a form of subtractive manufacturing in which layers of material are removed from a block of raw material using a cutting tool.

If you are interested in prototyping, please contact the EDA University Center for Economic Development for rates. (oed@mcneese.edu)
Note: The 3D printer and 3D milling machine require a computer-generated STL file. You must have this file already created in order to create a prototype.

The two videos below are demonstrations of 3D printing and 3D milling in the Innovation Center.

3D Printing Demonstration:


3D Milling Demonstration:

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