CIMP-3D Directors Announce Monthly Additive Manufacturing Colloquia

Thanks to the hard work of innumerable faculty, staff, and students across Penn State, our University is now recognized internationally as a leader for Additive Manufacturing research, development, and education. This rings true across all AM-related disciplines---from material science to design-for-AM to process monitoring & control to applications-of-AM to supply chain implications and legal issues. The list goes on, and more opportunities abound.

Recognizing the potential benefits of cross-campus interaction and collaboration, Penn State’s CIMP-3D is kicking off monthly Additive Manufacturing Colloquia. A different topic will be selected each month, and innovators will be invited to present 5-10 minutes on their research to spur lively discussion.

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Penn State ARL and CIMP-3D Honor Ed Good for his 28 Years of Service

We congratulate Ed Good on his retirement this year after 28 years as the lead Materials Technologist in the Laser Processing Division/CIMP-3D lab. Ed was responsible for a wide host of activities, including the coordination of the metallographic laboratory, execution of all metallographic activities and identification and coordination of outside characterization techniques such as mechanical testing. Ed was also the primary metallographic trainer for graduate and undergraduate students within the lab. Ed was a major contributor in the renovations, organization and startup of the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition Laboratory.

CIMP-3D Opens New Advanced Polymer and Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing Lab

CIMP-3D is proud to open a new high-performance additive manufacturing lab for advanced polymers and multimaterial AM (including electronic materials) at 230 Innovation Park. The 1,000 square foot lab is an intercollege and interdisciplinary space that will be used to implement designed materials as well as improve upon existing additive manufacturing and post processing methods. Methods of AM in the space include vat-photo-polymerization, material extrusion, powder bed fusion, material jetting, and binder jetting formats. The lab is being led by Dr. Hickner, Dr. Simpson, Dr. Meisel, Dr. Manogharan, and Dr. Vogt. These lab groups span the departments of Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and the Chemical Engineering.

Penn State ARL and CIMP-3D Honor Dr. Rich Martukanitz for his Leadership
and 28 Years of Service

We congratulate Dr. Rich Martukanitz on his retirement this year. Rich was an integral part of the realization of CIMP-3D, widely recognized as a national leader in fundamental and applied R&D for Additive Manufacturing. Dr. Ted Reutzel will serve as Acting Director while a national search is conducted.

Penn State Welcomes Dr. Masahiko Mori as Pioneer in Hybrid AM

Dr. Masahiko Mori, president of DMG MORI, visited Penn State and recieved the 2018 Pioneer in Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Award sponsored by CIMP-3D. Dr. Mori gave a lecture on the evolution of manufacturing and emerging new technologies.

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Dr. Ed DeMeter Recieves DURIP for Advanced Post Processing Equipment

Dr. DeMeter's Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) proposal was awarded for 'Super Finishing of Printed Metallic Parts for High Performance Naval Systems'. This award will be used to install a state-of-the-art finishing laboratory within the Penn State FAME Laboratory, and according to De Meter “this award will enable Penn State to play a vital role in meeting critical tolerances of AM parts through advanced secondary machining process technology, such as abrasive and electro-chemical processing”. The award will be used to acquire several advanced finishing systems having a value of over $500,000.

Congratulations to Ed DeMeter and his team; Rich Martukaniz, Sauraph Basu, Guha Monogharan, Hojong Kim, Todd Palmer, Ted Reutzel, Tim Simpson, Jingjing Li, and Robert Voigt

Winners of the Modeling Challenge for Additive Manufacturing

CIMP-3D, DARPA, and America Makes are pleased to announce the winners of the first Modeling Challenge for Additive Manufacturing. Based on comparisons between experimentally obtained data and the submitted simulation results, the team representing Carnegie Mellon University was awarded the highest ranking, followed by a team lead by Applied Optimization, Inc.

The Carnegie Mellon University team was comprised of: Professor Shi-Chune Yao of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Professor Anthony Rollett of the Materials Science & Engineering Department, Professor P. Chris Pistorius of the Materials Science & Engineering Department, and Mr. Patcharapit Promoppatum of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

The Applied Optimization team consisted of Dr. Anil Chaudhary of Applied Optimization and Dr. Suresh Babu of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The collaboration between Applied Optimization and the University of Tennessee was made possible through an NASA STTR program.

The two awardees were able to fairly accurately represent the complex motion of the heat source associated with the build, while providing thermal data that reasonably agreed with experimental results. The thermal data enabled the teams to ascertain the operable transformations associated with the nickel-based alloy and approximate the resultant microstructures. A technical publication of the results from the Modeling Challenge, along with experimental data, is being planned.

NAVAIR Flys First 3D-Printed Safety-Critial Parts on MV-22B Osprey

An additively manufactured titanium link and fitting for a V-22 engine nacelle was successfully flown during a test on July 29th at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, Maryland. The Penn State Applied Research Lab and CIMP-3D were heavily involved in the development of the manufacturing process required to qualify these components for flight.

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CIMP-3D Recieves DURIP for Hybrid System

Funds for a DMG MORI LASERTEC 65 3D were awarded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) through a Defense University Reserach Instrumentation Program (DURIP). This system will be located at CIMP-3D to begin the development of hybrid additive manufacturing technology.

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Facility Expansion at Penn State Innovation Park

The CIMP-3D Additive Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Penn State Innovation Park announced today that it has begun to expand and renovate its laboratory to include a brand new Powder Bed Fusion Lab as well as a dedicated university lab for colaboration within Penn State.

The expansion also includes the addition of two new systems; the 3D Systems ProX 320 and the Objet 350 Connex3 by Stratasys.

New CIMP-3D Partner

CIMP-3D is proud to announce a ground-breaking partnership with 3D Systems. This new collaboration serves as the foundation for the development, advancement, and qualification of cutting-edge high-resolution additive manufacturing technologies.

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