Female in laboratory debugging the work of 3d printer.

Research

Thrust Areas

e.g., composite panel prepped for lay-up (left) and micro-CT of embedded microvascular feature following evacuation (right)

e.g., composite panel prepped for lay-up (left) and micro-CT of embedded microvascular feature following evacuation (right).

Thrust 1

Thrust 1: Understanding the synthesis, properties, and processing of heterogeneous materials for integration into complex, additively manufactured products.

Multi-physics, multiscale modeling; rheological characterization (non-isothermal, non-Newtonian); filament swelling, flow, and drag; welding/diffusion mechanics; and prediction of final part properties

For example: multi-physics, multiscale modeling; rheological characterization (non-isothermal, non-Newtonian); filament swelling, flow, and drag; welding/diffusion mechanics; and prediction of final part properties.

Thrust 2

Thrust 2: Developing fundamental material modeling to optimize the process and predict the properties of products and parts.

extrusion of FDM filament from user-selected materials

e.g., extrusion of FDM filament from user-selected materials.

Thrust 3

Thrust 3: Establishing rational design rules that can integrate different materials into one or multiple printing methods.

Thrust 4

Thrust 4: Creation of new material feedstocks.

Researchers

University of Massachusetts Lowell