The MIX Lab is our new interdisciplinary hub for transformative innovation.
MIX stands for Making and Innovating for X, where X is the unknown, that which exceeds our grasp, the future, and the open-ended nature of creativity, good design and big problems. The co-directors of MIX Lab are Iain Kerr, associate professor of Innovation Design, and Jason Frasca, entrepreneurship instructor.
In August 2015 we installed 35 cloud-based 3D printing devices to create a 3D design and printing lab that is one of the largest university-based 3D printing facilities in the U.S. and one of the first housed in a school of business. This innovation lab, which is a resource for the entire Montclair State community, will continue our overall goal of blurring the line where the campus ends and the entrepreneurial community begins.
The MIX Lab is a resource for the entire university. The 35 3D printing devices are used by all types of Montclair State students, but especially those pursuing our 9-credit 3D Printing Certificate in Digitally Mediated Innovation Design. MIX Lab also offers rapid prototyping services to the region's small and midsized manufacturing companies. We plan to hold a series of workshops so community members can learn 3D design and printing, and we will also be partnering with local high schools on 3D printing programs.
The MIX Lab is a catalytic agent for creativity, design and rapid prototyping to incubate powerful real world outcomes across the campus and deep into the world at large.
Check out this Wired Jersey video about MIX Lab.
Stop by the Mix Lab during our open hours for SPRING 2017: