Welcome to DMT

Fall classes start Sept. 21st, 2020

The DMT Dep't will be open for Fall


The Design and Manufacturing Technologies Department is a distinguished California Career Technical Education program that focuses on industry specific classes and skills in the areas of


Virtual Information Session
 - CNC Machining, CAD, CAM, 3D Printing
 - Thursday,8/20/2020 @ 6pm
Classes start September 21st!!!!!!!!
 - Meet the instructors, program information, tour the shop, review the curriculum, cover job opportunities.  Do you need help applying to the college, enrolling in classes, or just exploring which classes you should take. Check out our advanced manufacturing CNC machine shop and additive manufacturing lab on the DMT website? Stay tuned to this web page for more details.
 For meeting details and the link to the virtual conference room, contact:  appiomike@deanza.edu or  stoddardandrew@fhda.edu

DMT in the News

DMT PPE Project on ABC News

Bay Area schools repurpose their 3D printers to make PPE for medical workers. 

CUPERTINO, Calif. (KGO) -- When De Anza College in Cupertino closed in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one room stayed open.
Ever since it became clear that there was a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment, Dunsky and the staff at the school's Department of Design and Manufacturing Technologies have been running the school's 3D printers constantly to make face shields for medical workers.

3D Printing Group Expands COVID-19 Efforts

Since partnering with local non-profit Maker Nexus seven weeks ago, the 3D printing experts in De Anza’s DMT Department have been busy.  Mike Appio, Department Chair, and a team of four DMT staffers have been running the Additive Manufacturing Lab’s 3D printers 7 days a week, 20 hours per day, to turn out parts for protective face shields.  Maker Nexus donates and distributes the fabricated equipment to medical personnel throughout the Bay Area and beyond.  The initiative has rapidly evolved to high-volume production at Maker Nexus and its army of 500+ volunteer “Makers.”  To date, the Sunnyvale outfit has delivered over 40,000 of the shields, with orders pending for over 11,000 more.

DMT Producing Face Shields for Health Workers

De Anza’s cutting-edge Design and Manufacturing Technologies program is using its 3D Printing capabilities to assist health care workers on the coronavirus front lines.

medical worker in face maskThe DMT Department is joining with a nonprofit group called Maker Nexus that is producing transparent plastic face shields, using designs vetted by medical personnel.

The shields are being delivered directly to workers at local hospitals and medical offices. 

DMT Student Profile

Virtual Tour: De Anza's DMT Program

De Anza's DMT Department is a Gene Haas Center for Design and Manufacturing, in the heart of Silicon Valley.


CAD Group CAD LinkedIn Group
Machining & CNC Group  Manufacturing LinkedIn Group
3D Printing/AM Group De Anza AM LinkedIn Group

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 Official Design & Manufacturing Technologies LogoDirections to DMT  Google Maps

Building E2 and room E35.

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