The Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center was established in April 2013 in partnership with Pratt & Whitney, to advance additive manufacturing research and development.
The Center uses advanced powder bed manufacturing technologies and high-powered electron beams and lasers to repeatedly melt fine layers of powdered metals like titanium into one solid integrated piece. This layer-by-layer “additive” process allows for the creation of extremely complex three-dimensional objects without the constraints of the traditional manufacturing process.
Additive manufacturing has nearly limitless potential applications and can be used for a wide range of products – from advanced turbine components for jet engines to personalized prosthetic implants for patients who need them.
Core activities of the Center will include:
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