Labs and Facilities

Work with the Most Advanced Technologies in Our Labs

ISD students have access to state of the art labs both inside our labs and facilities as well as across Michigan Engineering and the University.

Additive Manufacturing Lab

The Additive Manufacturing lab allows students to live and experience the additive manufacturing (AM) process. With access to the many different modalities of AM, students will experience processes developed directly with industry partners to gain unparalleled hands-on experience. The lab itself is the product of collaboration between experts from a range of engineering disciplines, bringing together the most important aspects of additive manufacturing for a wholly unique lab experience.

Lab Equipment/ Features

  • Metal Printing
  • FDM Printing
  • 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing Lab​ Director


Chinedum Okwudire​

Professor of Integrative Systems + Design

Smart Vehicle Lab​

In the U-M Smart Vehicle Lab, students will enjoy state-of-the-art vehicle simulation software as they learn more about vehicle dynamics. These experiences come directly from industry partners and demonstrate what the automotive industry uses to stay competitive and push technological advances forward.

Lab Equipment/ Features

  • Driving Simulator
  • Close collaboration with UMTRI and Robotics
  • Work with U-M project teams, including M-Racing and the Solar Car team
Art Hyde and an Automotive Student using an Automotive Simulator

Additive Manufacturing Lab​ Director

Art Hyde

Arthur Hyde

Program Director, Automotive Engineering Program