3D printing metal components is the HOTTEST thing in additive manufacturing. Using lasers to melt powdered metal gives us the ability to create metal structures only before imagined.
Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science and Technology
Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science and Technology (AMIST) conducts and supports research and education in additive manufacturing (3D printing) and related digital technologies in a transdisciplinary collaborative environment including such fields as engineering, dentistry and medicine for innovation empowering and workforce development. AMIST aims to become a leading hub for collaborative research and education in additive manufacturing and related digital technologies that transform product development and innovation through scientific and engineering knowledge.
Current initiatives include:
- Fabrication of medical and dental devices
- Human tissues and organs for clinical therapeutics
- In-vitro drug testing using 3D bioprinting technologies
- Laser and e-beam powder bed processes for metals, plastics, and ceramics
Contact: Dr. Sundar Atre, Director
Face shields that can be produced in a day for health care staff
Courses offered at Speed School that are specific to additive manufacturing
Producing Face Shields for Healthcare ProfessionalsCommunity Impact
"We asked ourselves, 'what can we do right now?' How do we protect our most vulnerable citizens and how can the University play a positive role in making that happen?"
In this study, micro-computed tomography (CT) is utilized to detect defects of Ti-6Al-4V specimens fabricated by selective laser melting (SLM) and electron beam melting (EBM), which are two popular metal additive manufacturing methods. SLM and EBM specimens were fabricated with random defects at a specific porosity.
Powder thermal properties play a critical role in laser powder-bed fusion (LPBF) additive manufacturing, specifically, the reduced effective thermal conductivity compared to that of the solid significantly affects heat conduction, which can influence the melt pool characteristics, and consequently, the part mechanical properties.
Capability Laser Powder-bed Fusion System
AMIST’s Core Facility consists of not only a wide array of machine platforms to fabricate metal, polymer and ceramic parts, but also houses unique testing and characterization equipment to research additive manufacturing materials, processes and parts.
The AMIST Training Facility offers advanced training for AM professionals. The AMIST Training Facility is a fully equipped learning laboratory that includes the latest AM technologies, machining, metrology and powder handling systems.