Portfolio Status: Completed Projects

4009 Rapid Qualification Methods for Powder Bed Direct Metal AM Processes

June 22, 2017

The objective of the project was to develop a verified methods platform for performing small number of tests to fully map out the melt pool geometry, microstructure, and mechanical properties as a...

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4021 Developing Topology Optimization Tools that Enable Efficient Design of AM Cellular Structures

June 22, 2017

The goal of this project was to develop robust software for design and optimization of AM structural designs based on cellular structures. The outcome of this project not only enabled efficient...

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4022 Development of a Low-Cost Lens® Engine

June 22, 2017

This project aimed to develop a LENS® Engine that would be self-contained and machine tool agnostic. It would be able to integrate with any reasonable production machine tool (such as a...

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4023 Development of Knowledgebase of Deposition Parameters for Ti-6Al-4V & IN718

June 23, 2017

The objective of this project was to develop a Ti-6Al-4V knowledge base in collaboration with Optomec, Applied Optimization, and the Pennsylvania State University – Applied Research Lab (ARL),...

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4024 Metal Alloys & Novel Ultra-Low-Cost 3D Weld Printing Platform for SME Rapid Prototyping & Production

June 22, 2017

The key objective of this project was to reduce the cost of metal 3D printing by a factor of 100 compared to other methods of AM with decreased equipment cost and reduced print time. Affordable...

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4025 Accelerated Adoption of AM Technology in the American Foundry Industry

June 22, 2017

This project focused on accelerating additive manufacturing (AM) technology integration into the U.S. metal casting industry. This project featured training and technology awareness efforts where...

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4026 Development of Distortion Prediction & Compensation Methods for Metal Powder-Bed AM

June 22, 2017

The key objective of this project was to validate and help mature tools for simulating distortion in powder bed AM with the anticipated outcome of reducing the number of iterations typically...

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4027 In-Process Quality Assurance for Laser Powder Bed Production of Aerospace Components

June 23, 2017

The objective of this effort was to develop and advance in process monitoring technology for DMLM quality assurance. Sigma Labs PrintRite3D® IPQA® (in-process quality assurance) technology...

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4028 A Database Relating Powder Properties to Process Outcomes for Direct Metal AM

June 23, 2017

The objective of this project was to create a first-of-its kind database relating powder properties (mean particle diameter, particle diameter distribution about the mean, particle morphology, and...

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4029 Automatic Finishing of Metal AM Parts to Achieve Required Tolerances & Surface Finishes

June 22, 2017

The goals of this project were to:

  • Develop a software solution for the integration of additive and subtractive manufacturing.
  • Improve existing visibility algorithms to...

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4030 3D Printing Multi-Functionality: AM for Aerospace Applications

June 22, 2017

One of the fundamental challenges in additive manufacturing (AM) is that there are limitations in the final product functionality and multi-material usage that are required within a single product...

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4031 AM of Biomedical Devices from Bioresorbable Metallic Alloys for Medical Applications

June 22, 2017

The primary objective was to apply materials technology along with AM techniques to produce customized patient specific medical devices from novel biocompatible and bioresorbable iron (Fe) and...

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