Engineers print the future of manufacturing

3D printing, or “additive manufacturing,” is the process of using a machine to “print” layers of material to ultimately create a 3D object. It’s an emerging interdisciplinary area with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds—only a handful of whom have expertise in plastics.

Additive manufacturing could revolutionize the manufacturing industry by allowing manufacturers to quickly and efficiently create custom products using a single manufacturing infrastructure of 3D printers, but it’s still in its infancy.

Click HERE to read more about the ongoing research in additive manufacturing at the Polymer Engineering Center.