ATAMI's 3D printing program supports a wide variety of research efforts at Oregon State University. The Metals Additive Manufacturing lab contains process and sample prep equipment to support research in powder and wire materials development. New systems are coming on-line in 2020 to support advanced wire DED printing development and digital manufacturing of small electronic devices such as active and passive RF components and bio-sensors.
The DMP300 is an industrial scale, laser powder bed fusion printer than can currently print 17-4 stainless steel parts as large as 250x250x300 mm, with resolutions in the sub 100 micron scale. Development is ongoing to use the system as a platform for future OSU research.
Print multiple filaments, including PLA, ABS and other materials. Low cost, fast printing of polymer parts for a wide variety of applications.
A state of the art directed energy deposition (DED) system that can print metal objects using a wide variety of metal wires, as well as powders. Basic process and systems development is ongoing at ATAMI in conjuction with applications support from Meltio. Contact ATAMI staff for more information. The system can currently print wire and powder simultaneously for development of custom metal materials. It has 2 wire feeders and 2 powder feeders. Active development of further advanced capabilities, including ability to simultaneously print with multiple powders is ongoing with the supplier.
Installed September 2020! - This system runs 2 "gizmos" that can print a wide variety of structures using filaments or pastes. It features a state of the art, high performance femto-second laser from Clark-MXR that can be used for fine trimming metal structures. Early applications learning with key researchers from OSU EE is staring and focussed on microwave antenna prototyping and biological sensor devices. It also includes a keyence sensor for 3D mapping and process control, in addition to real-time imagining capability. Thousands of pastes are available for the injector gizmo and the extruder gizmo uses standard 3D printing filaments.