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Center for Additive Manufacturing

Established in 2019 through a competitive grant from the Saint Louis University Research Institute, SLU-CAM is a resource for 3D printing, computer aided design and related activities, available to faculty, students and the community at large.


The Center houses two state-of-the-art industrial 3D printers; an FDM printer capable of printing a wide variety of materials, and a polyjet printer, capable of printing different colors and durometers within the same object. The Center has other 3D printers and laser cutters as well. Customers can bring in a CAD file ready to print or a simple sketch that the Center can develop into a printable object. The Center is located in the new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building on SLU’s North Campus. Our goal is to, through our 3D printing expertise and resources, support research, education and interdisciplinary collaboration at SLU, and within the St. Louis community.

Research Institute Grant

The grant that established SLU-CAM came from the Saint Louis University Research Institute, which was founded in 2018 from a historic $50 million gift from Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield.

Our Technology 

Saint Louis Universities Center for Additive Manufacturing or SLU-CAM is a 1000 sq ft facility housed in the New Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building (Room 204). The mission of the center is to connect students, researchers, and the community with expertise and resources in Additive Manufacturing. We are accomplishing this goal by staffing the center with a full-time engineer and at least three student workers to assist in the development of ideas and to maintain the equipment in the facility. The facility will be staffed Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM and keeps an open-door policy. This allows students and researchers to come in and chat about their designs and needs at any time. In addition to the expertise offered by the center the center houses 4 commercial grade 3D printer, 2 laser engravers, 3D scanning equipment, and computing resources. 

In the near term the center will offer in person and zoom based consulting on projects related to 3D printing, design, scanning, and manufacturing. Within the next year the center will also start hosting regular seminars related to additive manufacturing research and applications at SLU and within the community. With the roll out of the seminar series SLU-CAM will offer a few classes on 3D printing eventually resulting in students receiving an industry recognized certificate in additive manufacturing.

Our Team

Leadership Team

Andy HallAndrew F. Hall, D.Sc.

Co-founder and Director, SLU-CAM
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor, Radiology
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Andrew Castiaux, Ph.D.

Co-founder and Lead Engineer, SLU-CAM

 Scott SellScott Sell, Ph.D.

Co-founder, SLU-CAM 
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Program Coordinator, Biomedical Engineering
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Scott Martin, Ph.D.

Co-founder, SLU-CAM
Department Chair, Chemistry
Professor, Chemistry
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Advisory Board

Henry Randall, MD

Brandon Wegge

Chris Ashabranner

Vince Anewenter

Student Employees

Michael Borovik

Monica Shuler

Alex Sepe