The Next Manufacturing Center is one of the world’s leading research centers for additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3-D printing. The center leverages knowledge from across disciplines to develop an entirely new approach to AM: design optimization, materials selection and characterization, process parameter mapping, software development, final part inspection, and qualification.
At CMU, we have developed a deep understanding of how additive manufacturing systems work. Our expert knowledge, combined with additive's flexibility in design and customization, cost reduction, and speed in delivering finished parts for use, make additive manufacturing a perfect fit for creating parts used in academic, industrial, and government contexts.
The Next Manufacturing Center integrates research from disciplines across the College of Engineering for collaboration and synergy.