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SHAP3D Industry University Cooperative Research Center

SHAP3D: Science of Heterogeneous Additive Printing of 3D Materials

SHAP3D is a collaboration between the University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Connecticut, and Georgia Institute of Technology to create an National Science Foundation I/UCRC focused on 3D printing.

SHAP3D is a collaboration between the University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Connecticut and Georgia Institute of Technology to create an National Science Foundation I/UCRC focused on 3D printing. The Center's work encompasses many different additive printing/manufacturing methods and will enable:

  • rational design and creation of new material feedstocks
  • understanding the material properties, protocols, and design rules used in 3D printing
  • developing new 3D printing methods for novel materials and composites

In an I/UCRC, NSF funding and pooled member fees are used to perform pre-competitive research. University faculty and students conduct the industry-defined research projects. Industry members have access to this research to expedite commercialization of new materials, printing methods, and products.

Meetings and Events

Our next semi-annual Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) meeting will be held at Georgia Tech on May 12-13, 2020.


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