UPCOMING: 2024 Practicum on Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials

Manufacturing Systems

HAAKE Minilab 3

Thermo Scientific
Material Extrusion System
This micro compounder can be used with nanomaterials, bio-polymers, and other polymers with as little as 5 grams of material.

+400 Xtreme

Material Extrusion System
This beltless printer has a higher accuracy and precision than traditional material extrusion systems. It features a high-temperature extruder and compressed air cooling system for a variety of custom polymer filaments.

3DN 450HP

Material Extrusion System
This plastic and ceramic capable material extrusion system enables embedding electronics into printed objects.


Material Extrusion System
This system is designed to print chopped carbon fiber suspended in a polymer matrix and has a build volume of 32 by 13.2 by 15.4 centimeters.


German RepRap
Material Extrusion System
This high-temperature printer is capable of printing both polymers and composites within a 500 x 400 x 453mm build volume.


JuggerBot 3D
Material Extrusion System
This large-format printer can extrude custom polymer materials from a pellet feedstock, avoiding the need for pre-extruded filament. The system has a build envelope of 36 by 36 by 48 inches.

M-Lab 1

Binder Jetting System
This unique system provides CIMP-3D the capability of manufacturing ceramic materials in addition to metals.

A layer-by-layer process disperses liquid binder selectively on a bed of powder producing a “green” part. These parts require post-process furnace curing. This system has a build volume of 2 x 1.5 x 2 inches.


Cold Spray System
SPEE3D metal AM is a high-speed additive manufacturing process that is built on the cold spray process. In this process, metal powders are accelerated using supersonic gas jets and deposited onto the work piece.

The high velocities results in high plastic deformation and strong adhesion of the powder particles to the substrate.

Using cold spray technologies, the SPEE3D metal AM system is able to build parts within minutes, instead of hours, making this system one of the fastest and most economical systems available within the additive manufacturing field. In addition, the robust process can be used directly in the field and within harsh environments making this technology an ideal solution for quickly building parts and components at the point of need.


Penn State ARL
Directed Energy Deposition System
Utilizing 3rd-generation AeroMet high-deposition capabilities, our first in-house built DED system is capable of larger build volumes. This High-Power High-Deposition (HPHD) system utilizes a laser with power levels up to 12 kW in a customizable build volume.

Rectilinear builds can reach 100cm x 30cm x 45 cm and cylindrical builds can reach 60cm in diameter and 30 cm high. A custom cladding head with water-cooled optics and an inert gas enclosure make this a truly powerful system.