Additive Manufacturing

Previously, the standard of manufacturing was the process of etching away at raw material. This process leaves waste and excess cost in the manufacturing process. Additive manufacturing is the act of creating something, (hence "additive") by using 3D printing methods. The result is often more efficient with stronger parts and systems with more customizable options.

Whenever you have something that is so novel, there are a lot of skeptics from the academic community.

Francesco Simonetti -Professor, Aerospace engineering

Active Research Faculty

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Sam Anand

Professor, Director - Siemens PLM Simulation Technology Center


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Jay Lee

Ohio Eminent Scholar and L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor in Advanced Manufacturing

Research Interests: Intelligent maintenance systems, advanced manufacturing
Lab Website: Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems

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Gui-Rong Liu



Research Interests: Fluid-structure interaction

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Eric Payton

Associate Professor


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Ashley E. Paz y Puente

Assoc Professor


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Jing Shi

Professor, Program Chair of Industrial & Systems Engineering


Research Interests: Materials manufacturing

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Francesco Simonetti



Research Interests: Ultrasonic testing for damage

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Murali Sundaram



Research Interests: Additive manufacturing, micromachining
Lab Website: Micro and Nano Manufacturing Laboratory

Additive Manufacturing Research News


UC professor develops a new way to manufacture alloys

October 28, 2020

Murali Sundaram, a University of Cincinnati professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, has developed a novel electrochemical additive manufacturing process to create a new class of high entropy alloys.


Digital Fabrication Lab aids pandemic response

January 11, 2021

The University of Cincinnati's Digital Fabrication Lab fired up its 35 3D printers to help create products to help early in the pandemic. The projects were just a few of the 60,000 printed parts produced by the lab for UC engineering and medical students and faculty researchers and for external sources like the Cincinnati Museum Center.

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