Build Your Technical and Creative Skills

Do you want to acquire new skills in design, 3D visualization or 3D fabrication, motion-capture, audio production, video creation and editing – and more? We have the tools, the facilities, and the expert help to get you to the next level.

image of a set-up for capturing a blue-screen video in a mini-studio that includes everything needed for learning the technique

Image by Stephen Eberle, DMC staff.

Build the skills for your next project in creative environments that are fully equipped with the gear, software, and hardware to produce a professional result. Student and expert staff do the hard work of curating complete solutions to make your work productive right from the start.


(734) 647-5739
DC Suite 1315

Begin your discovery of the technology and advanced digital media resources available in the Duderstadt Center in Groundworks. We offer an extensive series of in-person orientation, online materials, and Canvas course-based resources from a basic orientation to the multimedia technologies available, to hands-on learning and certification to reserve and operate advanced equipment. See the complete list of Groundworks Learning & Teaching resources ▶

The Fabrication Studio

Fabrication Studio
(734) 763-3665
Room B430 (DC Lower Level)

Fabrication Studio Equipment Training is now online in Canvas

Learn everything you need to get started with 3D scanning and fabrication technologies in our online Canvas series: Fabrication Studio Equipment Certification. You’ll find information there on the following systems:

  • Ultimaker 3D Printer
  • Epilog Helix Laser Cutter
  • NextEngine 3D Scanner
  • Bantam Printed Circuit Board Cutter
  • Carvey 3-Axis Router
  • Electronics Workbench Tools and Testing Equipment
  • Hand Tools and Workbench Resources

Other resources and updates coming (updated September 2, 2022)
The Fabrication Studio is now “Underground”. We’ve moved to a larger space in Room B430 in the DC’s Lower Level, with several exciting new technologies to offer. We’re developing new instructional content and we will update this page as these workshops become available. In the meantime, stop by Room B430 to see what’s new!

(Previously, we have held workshops on a regularly scheduled basis for the following topics. Email us at if you have questions about these or other topics.

  • Introduction to Laser Cutting
  • Basics of Laser Scanning
  • 3D Printing Part Inspection
  • Advanced 3D Printing Part Repair)

view of a 3D virtual environment being developed on one of the Visualization Studio dedicated extended reality (XR) workstations

The Duderstadt Center provides the most comprehensive suites of creative and engineering software, in the most current stable versions, on the U-M campus. Hardware and devices are configured to maximize performance and productivity. Image by Jamie Hare, courtesy of ARI.

The Visualization Studio

Visualization Studio
DC Suite 1401
Online contact form

(updated September 1, 2022
The Visualization Studio is developing new instructional content to include our newest visualization resources and XR/VR/AR technologies. We will update this page as these sessions become available. In the meantime, stop by Suite 1401 to see what’s new!

CAEN Online Orientations for Students and for Faculty

An online guide to information technology resources specifically for students of the College of Engineering: “Student Computing at Michigan Engineering”

An online guide for faculty in the College of Engineering: “Faculty Computing at Michigan Engineering”