Thermal-Mechanical SLS R&D Engineering Intern

Department: Engineering
Location: Somerville, MA

To reinvent an industry, you have to build the best team. Join Formlabs if you want to bring groundbreaking professional 3D printers to the desktop of every designer, engineer, researcher, and artist in the world.

Our growing print process team is a mix of mechanical, thermal, systems, and software engineers. We are the mad scientists that develop and maintain the Formlabs printing process. Our team works closely with other engineering teams to research and develop Formlabs next generation printers and materials. We use engineering, physics, and experimentation to turn free-flowing powder into beautiful and accurate parts.

Do you love complex processes with challenging physics? Are you passionate about applying analysis and modeling to complicated systems so you can come up with the absolute best design?  We want you as a Thermal-Mechanical SLS R&D Engineering Intern.

Internship Term: Summer/Fall 2022 (July-December) or Fall 2022 (September-December)
Commitment: Full-time
Location: Onsite in Somerville, MA
Application Requirements: Portfolio recommended

The Job:

  • Design, build, and analyze new 3D printing techniques - from developing new printer architectures to validating thermal effects of print geometries.
  • Work across teams to help optimize thermal-fluid designs, from the component level to the entire printer.
  • Use analytical models to assess new concepts and design modifications.
  • Perform experiments to validate printer performance, from thermal measurements to overall part quality.
  • Tackle complex and open-ended problems across multiple engineering disciplines.


  • Are willing to question assumptions and back it up with data
  • Are able to work independently to research
  • Have experience with experiment design and data analysis
  • Have a solid foundation in heat transfer and fluid mechanics, along with some experience performing finite element analysis (COMSOL a plus)
  • Understand programming and scientific computing, ideally Python
  • Are familiar with basic CAD modeling (Solidworks/OnShape/OpenScad a plus)
  • Are pursuing a B.S., M.S., or PhD in an engineering field (all are welcome)

Internships at Formlabs give students and recent graduates the opportunity to create, build, solve, and discover in every area of our business. Come build your career and build the future of 3D printing. Internship perks include social events, networking opportunities, access to our fully-stocked kitchens and onsite lunches, and unlimited 3D printing! 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  

Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply.  Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of 3D printing.

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