To achieve this mission, we conduct research in all facets of additive manufacturing processes, including:

  • Design for Additive Manufacturing: We research methods and tools to support designers in their use of additive manufacturing technologies for innovative applications.
  • Process Optimization and Materials: We research and develop new material systems, novel manufacturing process chains, and new fabrication technologies.
  • Education: Generally, we research the what, why, and how of design education. Specifically, we explore the role in which additive manufacturing systems play in the processes of design and engineering education.