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Opened in fall 2019, Concordia’s Makerspace included
several standard, industrial, high-end direct drive, enclosed
multimaterial, and large-format 3-D printers, along with all of the
software and support to learn how to use them. In short,
Makerspace is the place where Concordians and community members
can come together to create and explore.


Dr. Mike Litman

Dr. Mike Litman became the head of Concordia’s computer science department ahead of the 2019-20 academic year, just in time for the opening of the Makerspace. An experienced and demonstrated tech entrepreneur, Litman is largely responsible for the creation of the Makerspace.

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Prof. Yiming Liao

Yiming Liao
Assistant Professor
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE is a regular in the Makerspace. He oversees the machines and is on hand to troubleshoot the printing process.

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The process of creating something is relatively simple. Once you have an idea, the first step is to create a 3-D model using computer-aided design (CAD) software. The model is then formatted for printing using additional software that’s readily available in the space. Depending on the size and material, the printing could take minutes or days to complete. The space is staffed by computer science students and faculty to assist creators at every step.

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With the largest 3-D printing capacity of any nonprofit in the state of Wisconsin, Concordia’s new Makerspace Lab is more than equipped to help your greatest innovations take shape. The Makerspace fosters creativity and entrepreneurship while aiding learning outcomes for students across all disciplines. Located on the first floor of the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center, the space supports students and community members alike by providing the real estate, resources, and instructional support for students to flex their problem-solving skills, create practical applications, or build simply for the fun of it.

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