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Mission & Vision

The mission of the SHAP3D Center is to perform pre-competitive research providing the fundamental knowledge for additively printed heterogeneous products that integrate multiple engineering materials with complex 3D structures and diverse functionality.

The mission of the SHAP3D Center is to perform pre-competitive research providing the fundamental knowledge for additively printed heterogeneous products that integrate multiple engineering materials with complex 3D structures and diverse functionality. SHAP3D will develop the critical and necessary insight into the fundamental structure-processing-property relationships to predict and control the integration of diverse materials for 3D printing with a focus on polymer materials. The vision is to provide industrial participants with new, validated materials with tunable properties and superior functionality for integration in real-world, heterogeneous designs.