Each RCBI Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center has its own focus to meet the needs of manufacturers in the region. The RCBI Charleston Center, located on Marshall University’s South Charleston campus, primarily serves the metals, transportation, and the energy markets, as well as the emerging markets of 3D Printing and robotics.

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center features a variety of state of the art manufacturing equipment. In addition, the Center offers the Design Works lab where innovators, entrepreneurs and others can turn their ideas into reality through additive manufacturing, better known as 3D Printing. Members of RCBI’s experienced and knowledgeable staff provide expertise to help manufacturers and others use the equipment and technology offered by RCBI.

Manufacturing Resources

FORTUS 900mc 3D Printer for Production & Rapid Prototyping
Working Envelope – 36” x 24” x 36”

EOSINT M280 Direct Metal Laser-Sintering System
(3D Printing with Metal Powders)*
Working Envelope – 9.85” x 9.85” x 12.8”

Abrasive Water Jet Machine
Working Envelope – 48” x 96”

MX 60 HB CNC Machining Center
2 palette system Working Envelope – 39” x 31” x 31” Tool Capacity—60

Swiss Turn
Full 7 axis turning and milling machine – .75” maximum turning diameter w/ automatic bar feeding

See full list of RCBI Charleston resources

Directions to Charleston

100 Angus E. Peyton Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
Tel: 304.720.7741
Fax: 304.746.8926 

  • Take Interstate 64 to the Montrose Exit (exit 56). If coming from the east, make a left turn onto Montrose. If coming from the west, go straight across Montrose onto Kanawha Turnpike.
  • Cross the bridge over I-64 and make a right turn onto Kanawha Turnpike. Follow Kanawha Turnpike until right lane ends at Angus E. Peyton Drive.
  • Make a left turn onto Angus E. Peyton Drive and follow the road to Marshall University South Charleston. The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is in the Robert C. Byrd Academic Center, the building closest to the interstate.

If you require assistance, please call 800.469.RCBI (7224) or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .