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3D Microfabrication Shared Facility


The 3D Microfabrication Shared Facility (3MSF) is a South Dakota State University (SDSU) campus shared facility, largely managed within the Biology and Microbiology Department, and the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Facilities are located in the basement of Edgar S. McFadden Biostress Building (SNP) in room 047D and 053. It houses different equipment for microfabrication, but the main instrument is a Photonic Professional GT2 from Nanoscribe. This 3D printer was purchased in 2020, is ultra-precise, prints in high resolution from 0.16 micron (about 625 times smaller than a human hair) to millimeter scales, and allows for rapid microfabrication. See more information about the GT2 3D printer system at or by looking over its Specs here:


Dr. Nicholas C. Butzin is the managing director of 3MSF. For production or use of equipment, please contact him via email, Dr. ZhengRong (Jimmy) Gu is the assistant managing director, and his email is