WOOF3D is advancing 3D printing by improving additive manufacturing techniques and exploring new applications for additive manufacturing. WOOF3D is currently developing a large-format 3D printer, called Big Blue, and is collaborating with the Burke Museum to 3D scan and print dinosaur bones.

Getting Involved

The WOOF3D team is multidisciplinary, and WOOF3D is open to all majors and class standings. WOOF3D is especially interested in recruiting students that are studying or have expertise in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, material science, human centered design and informatics.

WOOF3D is currently looking for students to contribute to the following activities:

  • Procurement of materials
  • Mechanical design
  • Electrical design
  • Machining parts
  • Fabrication, assembly, and testing of prototypes
  • Firmware development

WOOF3D typically expects students to commit 3 hours per week for each credit hour registered. WOOF3D has a process for on boarding new team members that spans three quarters. Through this on boarding process, new members learn relevant processes, tools and equipment, enabling them to start and manage their own projects. New members will get the most out of their WOOF3D experience by participating for at least three quarters. 

Students interested in joining VIP should follow the instructions on the Joining page.


Questions regarding the WOOF3D can be directed to the contacts on the WOOF3D contact page