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Stock image related to 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 will encompass 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, and Developing new 3D printing methods for novel materials and composites.

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 will encompass 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, and
  • 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.