Advanced 3D Printers for Cellular Solids
Technical Report,01 Aug 2014,31 Dec 2015
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor United States
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This DURIP grant has allowed for the purchase of three 3D printers MCor Matrix, Stratasys Objet 260 Connex and Markforged Mark One. These printers along with existing Stratasys Fortus 400mc are an essential and invaluable part of the newly formed Aerospace 3D Digital Fabrication Laboratory at the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Washington UW Seattle. This departmental facility is maintained by research engineers of the AeroAstro department as well as by some of the researchers in the PIs lab Composite Structures Laboratory httpswww.aa.washington.eduresearchcsl. This facility is open to students and researchers in the AeroAstro department at UW as well as to those in other departments at the University of Washington. The purchase of these printers to primarily design and print optimal cellular solids as cores of impact resistant structures will complement the research work carried out in the Composite Structures Laboratory at the University of Washington, and will guide research with respect to optimization of the microstructure of multi-material synthetic structures for mitigating high rate impact threats.
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