Minnesota Center of Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printing Lab

Video Introduction of the 3D Printing Lab

The 750 Sq ft facility supports additive manufacturing and precision measurement course and laboratory work. Some of the equipment include 3D Printers based on Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), Stereolithography (SLA) and Binder Jetting. Other equipment include a Coordinate Measurement Machine, Laser Scanner and Visual Dimensional Measurement System.

This lab is used for 3D printing projects in Intro to Parametric Modeling Class (MET 142), Quality Measurement in Metrology (MET 386) and Various Senior Design Projects. The lab is extensively used for undergraduate and graduate research projects. Students have presented this research in multiple national and international conferences. Research has also been published in peer reviewed Journals.

ExOne Binder Jetting Printer

ExOne Binder Jetting Printer

Stratasys UPrint FDM Printer

Stratasys UPrint FDM Printer

Markforged Composite Printer

Markforged Composite Printer

Makerbot FDM Printer

Makerbot FDM Printer

Samples for Mechanical Testing

Samples for Mechanical Testing

3D Printed Prosthetic Arm

3D Printed Prosthetic Arm

Student Presentation at Conference

Student Presentation at Conference

Student Presentation at Conference

Student Presentation at Conference

Lab Equipment

Technology Make Model
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Stratasys Inc Prodigy Plus
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Stratasys Inc. UPrint
Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) Makerbot Replicator 2X
Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) Ultimaker 2+
Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) Ultimaker 3
Stereolithography (SLA) Formlabs Form 2
Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) Lulzbot Taz 6
Composite Filament Fabrication Markforged Mark 2
Binder Jet ExOne MLab
Laser Scanner NextEngine Ultra HD

Student Posters and Presentations

1. Posters on the Hill, 2014, Washington D.C.

Posters on the Hill, 2014, Washington D.C.

2. National Conference of Undergraduate Research, 2016, Ashville, NC

National Conference of Undergraduate Research, 2016, Ashville, NC

3. National Conference of Undergraduate Research, 2017, Memphis, TN

National Conference of Undergraduate Research, 2017, Memphis, TN

Cool Videos of 3D Printing FROm Lab

 

  • Agarwal, K., Ruprecht, J., Ahmed, S., “Binder Saturation, layer thickness, drying time and their effects on the dimensional tolerance and density of cobalt-chrome-tricalcium phosphate biocomposite”, Proceedings of Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 12-14, 2019, Austin, TX
  • Agarwal, K., Ruprecht, J., “New Biocomposite for Scaffolds using Binder Jetting”, Medical Manufacturing Innovations proceedings, RAPID + TCT, Detroit, MI, May 20-23, 2019
  • Agarwal, K., Vangapally, S., Sheldon, A., “'Patient Specific Stainless Steel 316 - Tricalcium Phosphate Biocomposite Cellular Structures For Bone Scaffold Applications Via Binder Jet Additive Manufacturing”, European Powder Metallurgy Congress, EUROPM2018, October 14-18, 2018, Bilbao, Spain
  • Agarwal, K., Houser, M., Vangapally, S., Vulli, A., “Process – Property relationships in Additive Manufacturing of Nylon-Fiberglass composites using Taguchi Design of Experiments”, Proceedings of Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 7-9, 2017, Austin, TX
  • Agarwal, K., Vangapally, S., Sheldon, A., “Binder Jet Additive Manufacturing of Stainless Steel - Tricalcium Phosphate biocomposite for bone scaffold applications”, Proceedings of Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 7-9, 2017, Austin, TX
  • Lassonde, K., Agarwal, K., “Uncovering Innovative Partnerships for Undergraduate Research”, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Memphis, TN, April 6-8, 2017
  • Houser, M., Agarwal, K., “Design and Manufacturing of Polymer Matrix Composites with Additive Manufacturing”, SME RAPID Conference, Orlando, FL, May 17-19, 2016
  • Ruprecht, J., Agarwal, K., “Composite Additive Manufacturing for Lightweight Components”, Aerodef 2018, March 26-29, 2018, Long Beach, CA (SME Travel Grant Winner)
  • Pahalawaththage K.P., Agarwal, K., “Binder Jetting Additive Manufacturing for the development of novel bioceramic bone implant materials”, POWDERMET2018 & AMPM2018 conferences, June 17-20, 2018, San Antonio, TX (NSF Travel Award Winner)
  • Jones, J., Goss, T., Agarwal, K., “Effects of Fiber Percentage and Orientation on Fixtures Manufactured by Nylon-Carbon Fiber 3D Printing”, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Edmonton, OK, April 5-8, 2018
  • Rupercht, J., Agarwal, K., “Scaffold Manufacturing by 3D Printing: Cobalt Chrome - Hydroxyapatite Biocomposite”, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Edmonton, OK, April 5-8, 2018
  • Rupercht, J., Agarwal, K., “Effect of binder saturation and sintering on stainless steel – hydroxyapatite biocomposite manufactured by 3D Printing”, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Memphis, TN, April 6-8, 2017