3D Printing Classroom (3SPACE) Now Open in Lakeview

Posted on: November 8, 2023

Lakeview Hall, a building with glass walls overlooking the fountain in Newman Lake

3SPACE has moved from Carrier Library to Lakeview Hall room 1102, and it is now available to faculty to request for their courses.

What is it? 3SPACE is the first general-education college 3D printing classroom in the U.S. It offers 3D printing access and training to people of all experience levels, primarily via JMU’s General Education courses.

Why did 3SPACE move? Carrier Library is currently closed for renovation and expansion. When it reopens in Fall 2026, 3SPACE will be an “experimental technology classroom” on the 2nd floor, offering 3D printing and other technologies.

Is this the same as The Makery or X-Labs? While X-Labs is also located in Lakeview, it is not the same as 3SPACE and is not connected with the Libraries. The Makery is located in Rose Library and supports 3D printing workshops for students, faculty, and staff, as well as JMU courses that feature 3D printing, but it offers many other technologies and workshops as well.

Questions? Even in our new, temporary location, 3SPACE is still here to support you! Please complete this form and choose “Technology Instruction for Students” as the area of expertise to connect with us.

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