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
The AMIST (Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science and Technology) Core Facility team has been awarded a $12,000 grant to advance education and training in manufacturing technologies.
Eleven engineering graduates participate in the doctoral hooding ceremonies on December 13, 2019.
Fall engineering capstone design day highlights ingenuity and innovation
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.
Motivation behind development of an SLS process for thermoset resins is to have the capability of 3D printing at higher temperatures (to 250-300 °C) so composites can be used for aerospace.
A decision-making framework for an interested practitioner/manager to determine the economy of using additive manufacturing to make spare parts on demand. Stefan Jedeck, 2015