We’ve helped industrial users with rapid prototyping since 1993 and are one of the world’s premier additive manufacturing (AM) centers. Count on our experience to get your product to market quickly.
AMIST Core Facility
Established in 1993 in collaboration with five local companies, the AMIST Core Facility originally known as the Rapid Prototyping Center performs basic and applied research for government and industry sponsors and supports Speed School’s undergraduate and graduate program.
Our capabilities include:
- Additive manufacturing process modeling
- Additive metals processing
- Advanced additive manufacturing techniques
- Electron beam melting
- Fused deposition modeling
- Laser sintering of polymers
- Mechanical and fatigue testing
- Ultrasonic consolidation
Square feet of space in our research facility
Average annual grant awards over the past 10 years
Combined years of experience in additive manufacturing among faculty and staff
Our Faculty and Staff
“Our partnership with Farsoon Technologies – Americas expands our role in workforce development and provides students and faculty access to a state-of-the-art system for metal additive manufacturing research and engineering education.”- Dr. Emmanuel Collins, Dean, Speed School of Engineering
This work describes the optimization of SLM process parameters for producing fully dense parts in HY100 steel and the effects of post-processing heat treatment on the microstructure and mechanical properties.
This work used simulation to predict the lack of fusion porosity of finished cobalt chromium components manufactured using the SLM process.
Additive Manufacturing Methods
The RPC is capable of producing prototypes and end-use, low-volume component parts utilizing the following additive manufacturing methods: Laser Sintering, Direct Metal Laser Sintering, Electron Beam Melting, Ultrasonic Consolidation, Fused Deposition Modeling, and Stereolithography.
Researchers at the AMIST Core Facility are actively involved in technical organizations as officers, presenters, and featured speakers at national and international conferences. The AMIST Core Facility also hosts tours for high school students, local industry groups, and the community at large.