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Baltimore MD 21201-1512

Information Services: 410-706-7995

HS/HSL Innovation Space

Welcome to the HS/HSL Innovation Space!

The Innovation Space is designed for innovative and collaborative hands-on learning experience. It offers three 3D printers, two 3D scanners, a plotter for poster printing, Google Cardboard viewers, a large DNA model, two molecule kits, a button maker, and more. The staff provides an orientation as well as workshops on a regular basis for those who are new to 3D printing and 3D scanning.

We encourage all UMB students, faculty, and researchers who are interested in experimenting with 3D printing and 3D scanning to visit our new Innovation Space. If you have any suggestions or ideas for collaboration, please contact us at

* The HS/HSL Innovation Space is available for EDUCATIONAL purposes only. NO COMMERCIAL OR BUSINESS-RELATED USE is allowed. *

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The HS/HSL Innovation Space Newsletter is published periodically throughout the year and features stories about the people using the HS/HSL Innovation Space and other news related to 3D printing and more.

Makerbot Replicator 2X

Relicator 2X offers two extruders. You can use ABS or dissolvable filament. Bring a .STL file with you.

Lulzbot Taz 5

Transform your idea into a physical object with 3D printing! Taz 5 supports a variety of materials from HIPS, PLA, and ABS, to wood, metal, and stone-like.

Afinia H480 3D Printer

The Afinia H480 is a small but reliable 3D printer. It has one extruder and supports the PLA filament.

Multimedia Mac

Use this powerful workstation for all your creative work from audio/video editing to 3D modeling. It is equipped with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, Audacity, HandBrake, Blender, SketchUp, and more.

NextEngine 3D Laser Scanner

Create high fidelity 3D models of physical objects with our NextEngine 3D scanner and software.

Handheld 3D Scanner

Try 3D scanning with an object of your choice! You can scan an object as small as a book or as big as a person. Yes, you can save the resulting 3D model and 3D print it!


Experience virtual reality using zSpace. Explore human anatomy and DICOM files in 3D. zSpace Visible Body, Studio, and zView are available.

Google Cardboard

Download VR apps of your choice from Google Play and Apple App Store. Use the Cardboard viewer to try them out yourself.

HP T1300 Plotter

Print your posters for presentations at conferences and other meetings. Poster printing is available to all UMB faculty, students, and staff and University of Maryland Medical Center staff.

Button Maker

This 3" button making system includes everything you need to make high-quality 3" buttons. See our "Button Making 101" to find out how to make buttons quickly and easily!

3Doodler Printing Pen

Draw in 3D by extruding heated plastic filament that cools almost instantly into a solid, stable structure. You'll be able to draw up into the air and create anything you can think of.

DNA Model

Come play with the human DNA model. Assemble and disassemble while learning about the DNA structure! Check out the assembly instruction.

Molecule Model

Explore the chemical structure of molecules! You can build methane, ethane, benzene, acetone, and more.


Cut, paste, and make things easily with cutting tools on the large surface provided by the four workbenches.

Modernization projects such as the Innovation Space initiative are made possible by the generosity of donors through the UMB Foundation. If you would like to support projects such as these please visit or contact us at (410) 706-7545.

Last edited on: Monday, May 1, 2017