Additive Manufacturing Materials and Applications Team (AMMAT)

Goals

The AMMAT team will explore new materials, processes and designs in the realm of additive manufacturing/3D printing.

Issues Involved or Addressed

While the field of additive manufacturing is undergoing tremendous growth, realizing its true potential will require new materials and techniques to create functional structures, increasingly complex designs, and facilitate solutions to challenges in manufacturing, health, sustainability, energy and other areas. Achieving these goals requires an ongoing efforts among designers (as well as artists), materials scientists, computational modelers, and of course engineers and scientists from all disciplines.

Methods and Technologies

  • 3D printing, including fused deposition modeling
  • UV-polymerization
  • DLP
  • powder sintering
  • mechanical testing
  • chemical spectroscopy tools
  • other techniques as they become available

Academic Majors of Interest

  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Environmental and Health Sciences
  • Art and Design

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Team Advisors

Sponsor(s)