Step Into the Future of Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing

The Institute for Design & Manufacturing Innovation (IDMI) is a research institute within the Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Our goal is to promote excellence in advanced manufacturing through strategic integration of research, education and community outreach.

Research &

Our affiliated faculty are world leaders in scalable micro/nano-manufacturing, modeling, design and control of materials and manufacturing processes, additive manufacturing, and advanced characterization techniques.


We provide a vast array of services for our industrial partners, including R&D projects, sales and service contracts, as well as highly specialized training.

Education &

Our aim is to train the next generation of manufacturers by developing and delivering novel curriculum for K-12 schools, community colleges, and UCI undergraduate and graduate students.


We host and maintain a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility with the latest additive manufacturing technologies, as well as cutting-edge design and modeling software packages.

IDMI Manufacturing & Design Partners

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