Research Areas in Manufacturing

Research Mission

ASU’s manufacturing research faculty members are designing and prototyping new production test beds, materials and software that can attend the demand for production of ever more complex parts and products characterized as multi-phased, multi-scale and multi-functional. This is accomplished by an interdisciplinary ecosystem of researchers that are addressing multi-physics problems in additive manufacturing and subtractive manufacturing while integrating new process sensing, monitoring, controls and modeling technologies.  In partnership with industry, we work to identify key bottlenecks in production processes to (i) boost performance and reliability of manufactured parts, and (ii) improve the balance between throughput, resolution, precision, and cost. 

What will we need to manufacture in the 2030’s?

Multi-Functional Materials

Multi-Scale 3D Materials

Multi-Phased Materials

How will manufacturing processes address increasing complexity in part design and functionality?

Novel Manufacturing Processes and Platforms

Multi-Physics Processing

Process Sensing, Monitoring Controls and Modeling

Research Areas

  • Additive Manufacturing (AM)
    • Process-structure-property relationship and modeling 
    • AM process modeling (Selective Laser Melting)
    • Hybrid additive manufacturing process development
    • Process Innovation
  • Nanomanufacturing (NM)
    • Mesoscale composites’ manufacturing
    • Micro- and Nano-scale 3D printing
    • Nanostructured feedstock for metal AM