Advanced Research of Materials and Manufacturing Lab
Advanced Research of Materials and Manufacturing Laboratory
The Advanced Research of Material and Manufacturing Laboratory is part of the New, Emerging, & Advanced Technologies (NEAT) Manufacturing Solutions Center at Northern Illinois University's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.
The lab is home to any and all student organizations, projects, and research involving 3D printing or additive manufacturing.
NIU CEET is a supporting member of America Makes, allowing their members to use our facilities.
OPTOMEC Lens 850M with a3 kW fiber laser. This DED metal system has a build volume of ~1 cubic ft
Sinterstation 2500 Plus – SLS – Nylon based materials – build area: 10”×10”×12”
$2.4 Million Grant to Develop Tools for Process and Control and Qualifying Metallic Parts Made with Additive-Manufacturing Processes.
Easy Machining of Hard Materials (EMHM) is a laser assisted machining process that can make the post sintered machining of hard materials a cost effective alternative to traditional diamond wheel grinding. The system integrates a fiber diode laser with a CNC lathe. The laser preheats the material, softening the material, and therefore reducing the cutting forces required for machining. This project is possible as a result of cooperation with Reliance Tool and Manufacturing.