LEADER: Lab for Engineering of Additive Designs, Education and Research
To be a leader in the evolution of additive manufacturing technologies
- Product Design – creating tools and methods for using additive manufacturing technologies for innovative applications
- Equipment Advances – seeking improved accuracy, speed, reliability, capabilities, etc.
- Materials Development – material property characterizing, increased strength, increased flexibility, fiber embedded, electrically conductive, high/low heat conductivity, shape memory (responsive to thermal, electrical, or magnetic stimuli), easily soluble support materials
- Education – training a generation of engineers to explore additive manufacturing in the processes of design and engineering