Monday, April 8, 2013
Beuth and Team Receive Funding for Additive Manufacturing Projects
Professor Jack Beuth is leading one of two projects that has received funding from the U.S. Department of Defense's new National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII). Located in Youngstown, Ohio, the institute is being used to help develop additive manufacturing technology, better known as 3-D printing. The technology speeds up production time while decreasing the cost of products, including jet engine parts and medical implants.
Carnegie Mellon University and Case Western Reserve University are leading the team of five universities, five companies, and two national laboratories on the projects, which aim to better control and understand 3-D printing technologies for fabricating metal components. According to Professor Beuth, the projects will investigate EOS Laser Sintering and the Arcam Electron Beam Melting, which are powder bed additive manufacturing processes that directly build metal components from metal powders.