About Us

Terrapin Works is a collection of rapid prototyping, advanced manufacturing, and digital design resources provided as a service to the campus and surrounding community. These resources range from 100+ consumer, research and industrial grade 3D printers, to high end subtractive production systems capable of creating complex parts in a variety of materials. Terrapin Works offers production and design services as well as access to equipment in our 17 locations and 28,000 square feet of lab space across campus.

Terrapin Works is a subunit of Engineering Information Technology in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Founded in 2014, the mission of Terrapin Works is to put additive manufacturing into the hands of undergraduate and graduate students alike while also supporting faculty and the greater UMD Community in innovative areas of research and product development. Terrapin Works seeks to convey a strong sense of learning through a uniquely hands-on approach to engineering. We are proud to say that 90% of our operations are run by undergraduate students (an undergrad even wrote this text).

Safety is a primary concern at Terrapin Works, and we work daily to ensure that every lab and every proceedure within our ecosystem exceeds industry and university requirements for safe use of equipment. For questions on this or any of our other policies, please feel free to reach out at terrapinworks@umd.edu.

Our Role in the Makerspace Initiative

The Makerspace Initiative, funded by Professor Bill Pugh, is created to provide specialized equipment that is not available elsewhere on campus to students of all majors. Campus makerspaces are designated areas for students to invent and create that are supported and equipped by different units on campus. Terrapin Works manages the funds to support coordination between makerspaces. Our role is to help new spaces develop, to aim to streamline procedures, and to improve communication between spaces. Our vision is to understand and highlight campus-wide makerspace development.

Undergraduate Job Opportunities

See our jobs page for currently available opportunities.

Tours

We would love to host your group for a tour of our system, feel free to drop in on the MIC if you're on campus. If you have a large group or are coming from off campus, please complete this form.

Brand

Terrapin Works has a distinct brand that is meant to promote cross-departmental collaboration and to provide the campus community with a dynamic and unique identity for an unconventional university unit.

Name

Terrapin Works is two words. Never combine Terrapin Works into one word.

 

TerrapinWorks   ❌

 

Terrapin Works  ✅

 

Font

The Terrapin Works font is DIN Condensed. All headings and other primary content should use this font. DIN Condensed is paired with other official university fonts when used on the web and in print.

Logo

The Terrapin Works logo is an entirely custom designed word mark that incorporates the most common shell pattern of a Diamondback Terrapin into the "o" in works. It is distinct & unique from the campus shell identity. When incorporating the Terrapin Works brand into material, every attempt should be made to include the entire word mark, including the stylized "o" in works. In lieu of using the entire word mark, the stylized "o" may occasionally be used on its own, where approval is given by Terrapin Works. The word mark should always include the stylized "o" in works.

 

 

 

Questions & Brand File Requests

Please direct all questions and requests for files regarding the Terrapin Works brand to terrapinworks@umd.edu. Due to the way the "works" text is stylized, we're not able to make files available for download on our website as there are scaling issues that may present when the logo is resized for different mediums. We are happy to provide you the correct size of the logo for use on your materials.