Markus Chmielus, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh has been engaging in a wide variety of research activities in Additive Manufacturing the last few years, which have led to the establishment of the ANSYS Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory (AMRL) a year ago. This AMRL not only equips with several state-of-the-art metal and plastic additive manufacturing (AM) systems, but also engages in AM research with strong collaboration between faculty, industry partners and other universities and research facilities. In this presentation, there will be a brief summary of the AM capabilities, as well as research and development efforts in AMRL, which include development of design tools, modeling of processes and topology optimization tools for additive manufacturing, biomedical applications, including the development and qualification of materials for AM, development of additive manufacturing for structural, functional and biocompatible materials, and the use of additive manufacturing in mechanical engineering applications. We will also summarize how RAPID + TCT participants can engage with the AMRL at Pitt and leverage the laboratory’s capabilities.