Archives for September 24, 2015

Researchers use 3-D printer to make new materials

Professor Frank Liou, right, is working with professor Jagannanthan Sarangapani to use 3-D printers to make new materials that are not currently in existence.

Professor Frank Liou, right, is working with professor Jagannanthan Sarangapani to use 3-D printers to make new materials that are not currently in existence.

Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers are working to develop cyber additive manufacturing technology to create new metal materials that are stronger and lighter than conventional ones, which could make manufacturing more efficient and cheaper. The cyber manufacturing technology includes additive manufacturing process modeling, sensor network and seamless process integration.

Dr. Frank Liou, the Michael and Joyce Bytnar Professor of Product Innovation and Creativity at Missouri S&T, and Dr. Jagannanthan Sarangapani, the William A. Rutledge-Emerson Electrical Co. Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri S&T, are developing cyber manufacturing technology for 3-D printers to create materials not currently in existence. [Read more…]