CIMP-3D also utilizes the vast resources of the Applied Research Laboratory and the Pennsylvania State University. This includes various capabilities for post processing, as well as material characterization and encompasses competencies within the Penn State Materials Research Institute (MRI), the Penn State Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE) department, the Penn State Center for Innovative Sintered Products (CISP), and the Penn State Center for Quantitative Imaging (CQI). These are fully-staffed laboratories, where researchers are able to use state-of-the-art instruments for materials characterization on a fee-for-use basis. The extensive processing and characterization capabilities present at Penn State includes: