UW-Madison is home to state-of-the-art additive manufacturing labs. Our researchers focus on development of new materials, qualification processes, accelerated design methods and software in a variety of fields including the College of Letters and Science, College of Engineering, School of Medicine and Public Health, and even the School of Veterinary Medicine.
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3D printing and additive manufacturing are integral to the daily life of students and researchers — to teach the design process, to fabricate parts and demonstration objects, and to test new materials and processes.
Alejandro Roldan-Alzate, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and radiology, is working to improve the quality of life of young patients with congenital heart defects, sometimes even before the patient is born. “There’s always a …
Research areas include:
- Biomanufacturing (manufacture of biological materials including cells and tissues)
- Additive manufacturing for surgical planning
- Modeling for biomedical applications
- Polymer composites
- Functionally-graded materials
- Metal additive manufacturing
- Design and verification
- And more!
This project will revolutionize 3D printing by establishing an era of multidimensional synthesis that enables a broad spectrum of disparate, yet cooperative materials to be brought together into single, multifunctional parts. With this capability, scientists, …
“There are lots of companies out there that aren’t able to easily prototype, before they get an idea of whether they’ll be able to make a lot of money in the market,” said Evan Wolfenden, …