Welcome to the MIX Lab at Montclair State University. MIX stands for Making and Innovating for X; Where X is the unknown.
We welcome students, faculty and local entrepreneurs into our lab who share our vision for innovation and creativity. If you have a novel idea, we will help you create it.
Our lab techs will teach any novice to design in 20 – 25 minutes with no prior knowledge or experience required. Want to get started?
3 Ways To Get Involved
- Take a 3D Printing class as either a stand-alone course or to receive a 3D Printing Certificate
The MIX Lab offers a complete 3 course 9 credit certificate in Advanced Innovation and Digitally Mediated Making. Complete details on Montclair State University’s 3D Printing classes and certificate
2. Join the Montclair State University 3D Printing Club
The MSU 3D Printing club meets once per week during the semester – Wednesdays at 2:30pm in room 101 of the School of Business.
3. Drop In and Start Making
As an individual, you do not need to take a class or be a part of the 3D Printing Club to engage with the 3D Printing. You can start making by simply dropping by the MIX Lab in SBUS room 014 with an idea during our open lab hours.
Lab Hours for Fall 2016 are:
- Monday: 9 – 11a and 12 – 3p
- Tuesday: 9a – 3p
- Wednesday 1 – 5p
- Thursday: 9a – 3p
- Friday: 1 – 4p
Requirements to work in the MIX Lab are minimal. All the software we use is free. We recommend arriving to the lab with the following software installed on your laptop with user accounts created. This will allow for a faster and more enjoyable user experience on your part. The minimum recommended software is:
- MakerBot Desktop
Any Windows or Mac laptop should be sufficient. It has been only rare instances that an older laptop has not worked with the required software. If that is the case, or you do not have a laptop, we have a laptop or two that can be used while in the MIX Lab.
The MIX Lab has supported and co-developed classes and enhanced curriculum across numerous disciplines including: Math, Fashion Studies, Theatre, Entrepreneurship, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Environmental & Sustainability, Computer Science, Education and Italian Studies. We support the student-led 3D Printing Club as well as connecting with regional industries and entrepreneurs. We are on a steep trajectory of controlled growth bound only by our imaginations.
If you are faculty on campus or a local entrepreneur and have an idea to collaborate, please swing by the lab or reach out and contact us – we are game for any collaboration that amplifies innovation and design.
A Bit About The MIX Lab
We have both a state-of-the-art lab and faculty team in place. We have a 1092 sq. ft. digital fabrication lab and teaching space with a broad range of additive and subtractive systems (37 3D printers of various sizes and styles, laser cutters, routers, scanners). We are the 9th Makerbot innovation center in the world, the largest in the NYC area, and the only digi-fab lab in a school of Business in the US. The lab includes a resource library, and incubator space. Our faculty consists of two full-time faculty and one part-time with strong backgrounds in innovation, digital fabrication, and entrepreneurship.