3D Printing Facilities at Duke University

Students, faculty, and staff have access to 56 3D printers in a facility that is open 24/7. Beyond commodity 3D printers, our researchers are engaged with state-of-the-art 3D printing – including laser sintering printers, polyjet, and the exciting new Carbon 3D SL process. Duke is well-poised to engage with this emerging technology.



The Bullpen

Duke University is widely recognized for its pioneering leadership in social entrepreneurship education, having provided essential and important legitimacy for the field by producing and facilitating academic research that has defined, informed, and advanced the field, and having delivered high quality courses to undergraduates and graduate and professional students eager to learn about the field.

Home of the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Bullpen is the hub for all innovation and entrepreneurship activity at Duke University. Located at 215 Morris Street in historic Downtown Durham, the Bullpen features collaboration and classroom space as well as the Duke I&E offices. Since opening in August 2015, the Bullpen has been featured several times in the news.

The Imperial Building was built in 1916 by The Imperial Tobacco Company of Great Britain and Ireland. Built in the Romanesque Revival style, The Imperial Building remained operational as a factory until the mid 20th century when it was purchased by the DC May Decorating Company. Currently owned by Measurement Inc., the building houses the Bullpen; located on the 3rd floor. Original features of the building were preserved and incorporated into the design of the Bullpen space, which was completed in July 2015. The Bullpen is proud to be part of the growing Durham Innovation District, where historic buildings are becoming home to new and exciting ideas and growing startups.

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