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Reducing Energy and Materials Usage: 3D printing part characterization for quality assurance

The project will design and characterize test artifacts that can assess the ability of 3D printing technologies to produce parts with the intended geometry and performance.
-In comparison to conventional manufacturing, additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) reduces energy use, resource demands, carbon emissions and pollutants [1].
-There is a need to assess the capability of various technologies to reliably produce parts as designed in order to increase yield and lower waste.
-Current test artifacts are complex and do not provide metrics to compare different technologies.
-There is a need to provide metrics to manufacturers to assess the ability of different technologies to produce parts that meet their product’s requirements.

Current Research Project: GETTs
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