About Our Lab

The MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling is located on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center Building at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Our lab has two main areas, the teaching space and the production lab space.

Teaching Space

The teaching space is our most active area for collaborative work and is the focal point of each Teacher Workshop.

The space can fit up to 40 participates and is fully equiped with video, audio and electric connections for complete media demonstrations.

Production Lab Space

The production lab space is where the 3D printing magic happens! The CBM currently opperates two 3D printers of the 3D Systems zCorp line. These printers can produce full color models using a plaster base and pigmented binder.

The production lab is also where the majority of video, audio and photography work is done. The CBM can produce in-house high quality educational media.

Explore our model gallery (coming soon!) for a more complete collection of model images and media!

How Does 3D Printing Work?

The MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling makes the invisible molecular world real using physical models of proteins and other molecular structures. Each model starts as a 3D files containing the xyz coordinates of every single atom in a molecular structure. Using advanced 3D printing technology, the 3D atom locations are converted from a digital structure to a physical model!

Hemoglobin physical model

Our work is supported by grants from the NIH National Center for Research Resources SEPA program, the NSF CCLI program, the Department of Education Institute for Educational Sciences and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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