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Characterizing microstructures of additive manufactured materials at different stages of the 3-D printing process.

The goal of this project is to assess the impact of the material deposition process on the material properties of the part.
> In comparison to conventional manufacturing, additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) has the advantage of lower energy use, fewer resource demands, lower carbon emissions and pollution [1].
> To produce parts, additive manufactured materials must meet the requirements of the product’s intended function.
> The material properties of the part depend on the microstructures that result from the fabrication or deposition process.
> It is critical to understand the impact of the manufacturing deposition process on the material performance of the part.

Material Microstructures
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