Mill 19 is a discovery workspace where Carnegie Mellon innovators partner with industry pioneers to apply digital innovation, advanced manufacturing technology, and human intelligence to the production of the future.
Built on the 178-acre Hazelwood Green site, Mill 19 once served as the location of the Pittsburgh region’s most productive steel mills. Today, it is the headquarter location for Carnegie Mellon University’s Manufacturing Futures Institute (MFI) and home to some of the most advanced manufacturing research being done in the U.S.
MFI and its affiliates, the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute and the Catalyst Connection workforce training center, occupy Building A of the 265,000 square-foot Mill 19 complex. Carnegie Mellon engineers and scientists have access to 60,000 square feet of space that includes an additive manufacturing laboratory, modern workshop, low bay and high bay project areas, flexible and collaborative workspaces, and conference and meeting facilities.
Mill 19 Spaces
Additive manufacturing laboratory
2,300 square foot space with three 3D printing machines and support equipment, including a TRUMPF TruLaser Cell 3000 laser welder/cutter/deposition system, a TRUMPF TruPrint 3000 powder power bed fusion system, and an ExOne M-Flex binder jetting system
Low bay flexible laboratory
10,000-square-foot space with seven (7) project areas including the Lincoln Electric Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) project cell
High bay flexible laboratory
10,000-square-foot space with 10 project areas and a 10-ton overhead gantry crane with 19 foot clearance
Workforce training facility
2,500-square-feet of reconfigurable space with A/V capabilities and adjacent pre/post-function space and catering kitchen
Conference rooms, classrooms, and collaborative workspaces
Fully equipped meeting spaces with A/V capabilities and nearly 10,000-square-feet of collaboration, conferencing, and training spaces
Planned 1,800 square foot facility with CNC operations to provide just-in-time project support as well as options for physical test beds to support research. Current capability includes an AC PROGRESS VP3 wire cut electrical discharge machine (EDM).
Mill 19 floor plan
Mill 19 amenities
- Distributed power stations providing access to 110V-single phase, 208V-2 or 3-phase and 480V 3-phase
- Compressed air is distributed through the building enabling project-specific connection to 190 psig regulated at point of use
- Wireless internet access to “CMU Secure,” as well as “CMU Guest network”
- Fork lift: 6,000 lbs. capacity
- Scissor lift: 20 feet lift height
- Toxic gas monitoring system available for project specific expansion and use