It takes an entire supply chain for a company to deliver a single spare part to a customer. The process is costly, inefficient, and often inaccurate. 3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the whole process. In fact, engineers are already working on it.
As additive manufacturing finds its way into the mainstream, engineers are finding innovative ways to apply the principle to industry. Commonly known as 3D printing, additive manufacturing is spearheading dramatic changes across industries: medicine, dentistry, aerospace, defense, science, construction, automotive. Materials can get to market faster and without the additional costs of labor and distribution. Best of all: this is still an emerging field, and the possibilities to innovate are boundless.
Speed School students take part in the 3-D Printing Business Incubator program
Grant awarded to create a new 3D printing and robotic assembly platform
We look forward to expanding our role in manufacturing workforce development while also providing our students and faculty access to a state-of-the-art system for metal additive manufacturing research and engineering education.- Dean Emmanuel Collins
AMIST Director Recognized for Key Role in COVID-19 Response
Alum Started Global Company with Two UofL Graduates
Award Recognizes Junior Faculty in Mechanical Engineering for Innovative Research
Facility AMIST Core Facility
AMIST Core Facility was originally established as the Rapid Prototyping Center in 1993 as a collaboration between the University of Louisville and 5 local companies. It now occupies 11,000+ square feet, including an ExOne M-Lab 3D printing research platform.
Globally research efforts in Additive Manufacturing (AM) are recently constantly increasing and the knowledge generated through these investigations is immense.
Overhang structures can be found in engineering components fabricated by powder bed electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) technology. The support structures are needed for an overhang, or severe overhang distortion may be caused by repeated rapid heating and cooling cycles in the layer-by-layer manufacturing process.