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Multifunctional Additive Manufacturing Symposium

Each year, the RIT AMPrint Center hosts a Multifunctional Additive Manufacturing Symposium. We strive to assemble a slate of exceptional speakers whose interests span a diverse set of topics that include additive manufacturing using metals and polymers, composite AM, ceramics, printed electronics, and a diverse range of applications. Our aim is to stretch symposium attendees' awareness of the processes, materials, and applications being used in this rapidly expanding field.  

Learn More about last year’s event!  

Stay tuned for information on the next Multifunctional Additive Manufacturing Symposium!

Additive Manufacturing Courses at RIT

Credits 3
This course begins with an introduction to commercial rapid prototyping processes, the materials involved, and the physics behind how they work. The course then transitions to research topics involving novel processes, applications, and materials. Class activities include a mix of lecture, lab, and project work.
Credits 3
This course provides students with depth in the topics of metal additive manufacturing and composite additive manufacturing. For metal AM, established processes such as powder bed fusion, binder jetting, and bound particle extrusion will be covered along with emerging processes such as molten metal droplet jetting, cold spray, friction stir, and wire arc. The composite AM portion of the course will focus on polymer matrix composite materials. The fundamentals of how fiber reinforcement and the polymer matrix interact will be covered, as will strategies for optimizing material properties though local control of fiber orientation. Students will use design tools for light weighting of structures via engineered lattice structures, generative design, and topology optimization. Students are expected to have previous introductory experience with 3D printing and computer-aided design.
Credits 3
This course covers the use of 3D printing technologies to produce products that have been personalized for the individual who will use them. Examples include customized invisible braces, hearing aids, footwear, helmets, swimming goggles, and bone implants. The course will cover digital scanning technologies, such as structured light and medical CT scanning, as well as the software workflow to convert point cloud scan data into editable CAD surfaces and solids. Design tools will be used to create customized digital material properties in which color, stiffness and/or other properties are manipulated. 3D printing technologies, including multi-material 3D printing, will be used to fabricate designs. Students are expected to have previous introductory experience with 3D printing and computer-aided design.
Credits 3
3D-technologies offer exciting potential to address the needs of individuals with amputations across the globe. Developing solutions to complex real-world problems requires the cooperative expertise of several disciplines. Students will get hands-on experience with 3D-printers, scanners and software, and discover strategies for applying their academic skills within an interdisciplinary environment. Person-centered design, medical device policy, mechanical properties of materials and life cycle analyses will be examined. Physiological challenges of fitting devices that interface with the body and the benefits and dangers of open-source designs will be explored. Critical thinking will be applied to determine what makes a prosthetic “better” or “worse” within complex environmental and cultural contexts. Psychological ramifications of limb loss and wearing prosthetics will be considered. At what point does it cease to be a device and begin to become a part of the individual?

Workforce Development

The AMPrint Center periodically offers hands-on short courses and workshops of interest to the AM industry. Past workshops have given attendees hands-on experience with technologies such as generative design using Fusion 360, engineered lattice structures (nTop), X-ray CT scanning, and inkjet material printing.

We are currently mapping out our next set of workshops, which may include:

  • Carbon Fiber Composite Additive Manufacturing
  • Molten Metal Jetting  
  • Direct Write Printed Electronics 

Check back often for announcements regarding upcoming workshops. Feel free to reach out to us if you or your company has specific training requests.

Coming Soon-- Online Tutorials! 

Are you a business looking for solutions in additive?

The AMPrint Center typically hosts 3-5 industry or government visitors per week who are looking for information, advice, or other assistance related to AM/3DP. Reach out to Jade Myers (jdmeie@rit.edu) for assistance connecting you with the AMPrint Center faculty and/or staff members whose expertise most closely aligns with your interests.  

Are you a college student looking for research opportunities in the AMPrint Center?

The AMPrint Center typically conducts between $1.5M - $3M per year in research activities that are sponsored by industry and government partners. Reach out to the AMPrint Center affiliated research faculty (link) to inquire about research opportunities.

Are you a high school student looking for hands-on opportunities in advanced 3D printing?

The RIT AMPrint Center provides summer workshops for high school students who want to advance their skills in 3D printing.

Check out this link for information on our Summer 2024 High School Pro Advantage workshop opportunity!

 Extreme 3D Printing!