As a world leader in 3D printing, Carnegie Mellon University is defining the future of advanced manufacturing by conducting groundbreaking research in six critical areas:

  • Artificial intelligence/Machine learning
  • Design
  • New materials development
  • Process development
  • Process monitoring and control
  • Qualification and certification
  • Robotics and automation

CMU researchers are continually advancing additive manufacturing’s ability to produce highly customized designs, develop better processes, improve qualification and certification outcomes, reduce costs, and speed production of parts used in academic, industrial, and government contexts.

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Learn more about our facilities and additive manufacturing capabilities at Hamerschlag Hall and Mill 19.

State-of-the-art equipment in our additive manufacturing labs at Mill 19 and on campus enable us to generate new capabilities and improved performance in these key additive manufacturing processes:

  • Aerosol jet printing
  • Binder jetting
  • Bioprinting
  • Direct energy deposition
  • Electron beam melting
  • Laser hotwire additive manufacturing
  • Laser powder bed fusion
  • Wire arc additive manufacturing

Carnegie Mellon faculty member Amir Barati Farimani talks about how Carnegie Mellon’s strength in machine learning and artificial intelligence are enabling additive manufacturing experts here to solve the complex functional mapping challenges that will enable industry to scale up the use of these new disruptive technologies.

Research projects

Check out the Next Manufacturing Center's research