Man(ufacturing) of Steel: Pitt Engineering’s Wei Xiong receives Office of Naval Research award to develop next-generation steel for AM

Jun 14, 2017

The advantages of additive manufacturing (AM) – from building complex structures for specific environments to repairing damaged components – continue to be grow as the technology matures. However, there has been limited research in developing new metals and alloys that would further enhance AM processes. Thanks to a three year, $449,000 award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering will explore next-generation metals, especially steel, for use in additive manufacturing.

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