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.

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ExOne Binder Jetting Printer

            

Stratasys UPrint FDM Printer

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Markforged Composite Printer

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Makerbot FDM Printer

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Samples for Mechanical Testing

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3D Printed Prosthetic Arm

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.

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

3. 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