The University of Missouri Rapid Prototyping Education and Application Network is focused on advancing the understanding, utilization and economic impact of 3D-printing technology in Missouri, fostering new product development and innovation with business and industry while providing experiential learning opportunities for engineering students. This technology opens doors to new product solutions.
Initiated in 2006, the center was formed to create opportunities for research collaboration and to offer access to advanced fabrication and characterization equipment — a core facility was launched in 2009.
Our office works to ensure that the University’s research, graduate studies, and economic development missions are continually advanced by faculty and student discovery, innovation, entrepreneurship, and scholarship. The Research Division focuses on University’s research, instruction, and public service activities.