a technology consulting firm providing strategic planning, product design and development, rapid prototyping, marketing strategy, visioning, and engineering support.



Feet of Plastic Printed


Products Developed


Crowdfunding Campaigns Launched


Rapid Prototype Parts Made


DI Labs is a lean, agile consulting team serving clients in the advanced manufacturing and technology industries. We address challenges both large and small related to product design, process efficiency and marketing strategy.

Fully equipped R&D Lab

Cradle to grave solutions

Client centered process

Philosophy of transparency

Online client portal

Lean billing structure

Multifaceted perspective

Carl Douglass III

Product Development - Marketing Strategy - Engineering

Carl is a licensed professional engineer with over a decade of combined experience in product development, operations, marketing, and manufacturing experience.

Brian Douglass

Product Development - Solid Modeling - Design

Brian is an inventor offering extensive experience in precision electro-mechanical system design, diagnostics and repair. He has developed several products which have been taken to market and are in use today in a broad range of industries.

Sean Douglass

Analytics - Digital Imagery - Engineering

Sean is an engineer with extensive experience in the mining industry using his analytical ability to distill complex data-sets and problems down into simple terms to drive quick and accurate solutions, his experience has reinforced how much details really matter. Sean is also a photographer and uses his eye for details to highlight the subtle details of the shot to help convey compelling stories through digital imagery.


Pipe Gasket Installation Tool
Commercial 3D Print Head
AutoLift 3D Printer Nozzle
3D Print Head Reinvented


Carl, Sean, and Brian grew up in in a family where hard work and innovation were cornerstones. Their father, Carl R Douglass JR, owned and operated a major underground construction business in Northeast Ohio. At young ages, each of the three boys were indoctrinated into problem solving by thinking outside the box. Through their childhood years, their father impressed upon them the importance of hard work, leadership, integrity, and creativity.

Carl Jr.

Carl Jr. was a business leader, a father, a woodworker, an artist and accompanied by his wife, Sandy as a full time mother and gentle and firm guide for the boys.

Sandy passed away in 2002 and Carl Jr. passed away in 2013.  In 2013 Carl III and Brian decided to step-out and forge a new path to live out their parents legacy by starting Douglass Innovations (DI LABS).  Shortly after they started DI, they embarked on a long successful journey into the emerging market of 3D printing by starting Dglass 3D, Inc which develops and produces cutting edge 3D printing hardware technology.

Brian, Sean, Carl III, Carl Jr

Brian, Sean, Carl III, Carl Jr

In 2015, the third brother, Sean, decided to join the team bringing with him his strong technical and creative skills.

Carl, Sean, and Brian are joined by the desire to improve the world through their diverse and creative backgrounds and to fulfill the important responsibility of living out the legacy of their parents.


True to our operating culture, we operate our office in a renovated horse barn, complete with open workspace, bright colors,  a lot of technology, and a fully outfitted meeting conference room. Transparency and collaboration is built deep into our operating structure from our lack of walls to our internal operating structure to our deeply collaborative interaction with our customers.

DI LABS Office Studio

DI LABS Conference Room – Meeting Inspiration courtesy of a TED talk




  • 6333 113th Ave NE
  • Spicer, MN 56288
  • 320-409-1133
  • customerservice@dglassinc.com

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