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Students experimenting with 3-D printing in the Hall-Hildreth IDEAStudio

Hall-Hildreth IDEAStudio

IDEAStudio is a collaborative venture between the College of Engineering and the College of Visual and Performing Arts, sponsored by Norm "Chip" Hildreth '85, electrical engineering and Susan Hall '85, art education. 

Located in Textiles room 003, the studio is a digital/multimedia space consisting of multiple computers with CAD programs, 3D printers, and green screen wall for motion capture animation. Equipment is available to all UMass Dartmouth faculty and students with current IDs. The College of Engineering and College of Visual & Performing Arts are working together to bring new and exciting projects and collaborations to the IDEAStudio.

At the Hall-Hildreth IDEAStudio, students can

  • Rapidly prototype a design
  • Explore animation and design
  • Mock-up a team project
  • Explore working with new materials
  • Collaborate with students and faculty from another college or department 
  • Work on advanced and capstone projects 

Access policy 

The Hall-Hildreth IDEAStudio is open to UMass Dartmouth students and faculty with a current UMass Dartmouth ID during the open lab hours. 


Contact for a tour and demo of the facility. 


The Hall-Hildreth IDEAStudio can be reserved for class demonstrations, filming, meetings and other class related activities under the supervision of faculty. Reservation is required at least one week in advance. Email reservation request to

Interested in piloting an IDEAStudio project?

Contact the College of Engineering Dean’s Office at 508-999-8502. 

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