ASU is home to several manufacturing capabilities including Additive Manufacturing (3D printing), CNC manufacturing and welding, as well as a range of ancillary equipment including mechanical testing, microscopy and metrology tools. In addition to these capabilities, research faculty have their own labs with cutting-edge equipment. This wide range of capabilities is summarized below – for a full understanding of capabilities, please visit us!

Additive Manufacturing

ASU is home to the largest Additive Manufacturing R&D center at a University in the Southwest. Established with a $2M investment and support from Honeywell Aerospace, Concept Laser Inc. (now GE Additive), Stratasys Inc., PADT Inc. and Intel Corporation, the AM Center has over 20 3D Printers that fabricate parts in polymers, composites and metal. 

Metal Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

Equipment: Concept Laser M2 (400 W) and MLab (100 W)
Materials: Non-reactive metal alloys (Inconel 718/625, CoCrW, Stainless Steel 316L and others on request)

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Equipment: EOS Formiga P110
Materials: Nylon 12, others on request

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Equipment: Fortus 450mc, Fortus 250mc, Dimension, uPrint, Pruza
Materials: ABS, PLA, Nylon-CF, Nylon, PC, ULTEM 9085, others on request

Stereolithography (SLA)

Equipment: FormLabs Form 2
Materials: Standard resins, others by request

Material Jetting (PolyJet)

Equipment: Connex 350, Objet 30
Materials: All compatible PolyJet materials

Continuous Fiber 3D Printing

Equipment: MarkForged Mark Two
Materials: Onyx, Continous Carbon Fiber, Kevlar (others on request)

Wire EDM (Post-Processing)

Equipment: FANUC