CREATIVITY | COLLABORATION | INNOVATION
The Innovation Floor, a makerspace/innovation lab in the new Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, offers workshops to train students, faculty and staff in the use of its 3D printers, laser engraver and other equipment.
Innovation Floor Podcast
Cost: There is no cost to use the 3D printing capabilities inside the Innovation Floor at this time, but a fee structure may be imposed in the future to cover the printing costs depending on material usage.
Only cut and/or engrave materials on the approved materials list. Certain materials such as PVC, ABS, and Fiberglass emit toxic gases and must not be cut or etched under any circumstances!
WoodsAustin Hardwoods 975 W. Mississippi Avenue Denver, CO 80223 (303) 733 - 1292 Stock and sheet, Molding, Veneer
PlasticsDenver Industrial Plastics 4719 S Santa Fe Circle Unit 6 Englewood, CO 80110 (303) 595 - 4432 Materials, Sign Making, Lettering
MetalsAltitude Steel 1401 Umatilla Street Denver, CO 80204 (303) 534 - 7075 Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Structural Steel, Aluminum
Meet The Team
Can I reserve equipment?
Currently, use of the equipment is a first come, first served basis.
When is the Innovation Floor Open?
Monday – Friday 8am to 10pm Saturday – Sunday 12pm to 10pm
Summer: Monday – Friday 8am to 6pm
Can I check out Tools or Equipment?
Yes! With valid identification and Innovation Floor manager approval.
Who owns the Intellectual Property (IP) created in the Innovation Floor?
You do! As a general rule, students, faculty, staff and the community will own the things that they create. If you create something on your own time, using DU resources that are accessible and common to everyone, that creation belongs to you. Additionally, anything that you create as an ordinary part of class (essays, poems, presentations, etc.) belongs to you as well. If your work in class is part of sponsored research project, you will own your creations unless the sponsor of the research project has made a different agreement.