Sized_DREAMS_DiagramWe focus our research in three core areas, as described by our lab’s name.

  • Design for Additive Manufacturing: We research methods and tools to support designers in their use of additive manufacturing technologies.
  • Process & Materials Research: We research and develop new material systems, new manufacturing process chains, and new fabrication technologies.
  • Education: Generally we research the what, why, and how of design education.┬áSpecifically, we explore the role that additive manufacturing systems play in the design process and in the design education process.

The following are some of the many research areas being investigated by members of the DREAMS Lab:

Research by Process Type:

  • Binder Jetting
  • Fused Deposition Modeling
  • Material Jetting
  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
  • Stereolithography (SLA)
  • General Process and Security Research
  • Research by Material Type:

  • Ceramics
  • Metals
  • Polymers
  • Composites