University Resources

AMRL

Pitt’s Additive Manufacturing Lab provides Pitt faculty and research partners with a range of different AM technologies to meet their needs. Founded in 2016, this 1,200 square foot facility in SB28 of Benedum Hall is dedicated to advanced manufacturing research with a primary focus on additive manufacturing of metal, polymer, and composite materials. The facility houses several of the most advanced additive systems including the EOS M290 which is a DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) powder bed machine, an Optomec LENS 450 which is a direct metal deposition machine, an ExOne M-Flex and an ExOne Lab which both use a powder bed binder jet process, and a Stratasys Objet 260 Connex 3D polyjet printer.
Additive Manufacturing Research Lab

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MAC

An initiative of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Industrial Engineering, the MAC is a technology transfer center with a highly skilled staff and a working, state-of-the-art factory. The MAC offers southwestern Pennsylvania manufacturers shared access and hands-on training on a number of advanced machine tools and computer aided manufacturing software programs as well as full-time training programs for individuals seeking challenging careers in manufacturing. The MAC is located at 7800 Susquehanna Street in Pittsburgh. In addition to formal classroom space, the MAC's machining lab has lathes, mills, drill presses, precision surface grinders, as well as HAAS and MAZAK CNC machines. The Maker Space and CAD/CAM lab help round out this center for innovation and active learning.
Manufacturing Assistance Center

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MOST-AM

 The MOST-AM Consortium is a public-private partnership aimed at developing the most advanced modeling and simulation tools for additive manufacturing (AM). To achieve its goals, the consortium leverages a generous gift from one of its elite members (ANSYS) along with membership fees, the talent of Pitt’s faculty and Consortium members, and research projects at Pitt funded by government agencies such as America Makes, NSF, NASA, Army, and others.
MOST-AM Consortium

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PINSE

the Gertrude E. and John M. Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering (PINSE) fosters collaboration and innovation for members of the University community, as well as researchers throughout the region.  To support our mission, PINSE established the Nanoscale Fabrication and Characterization Facility (NFCF) which is designed to support fabrication and characterization of nanoscale materials and structures, and integration of devices at all length scales. The facility houses advanced equipment with core nano-level (20 nm or below) capability for fabrication and characterization, including electron-beam lithography system, dual-beam system, plasma etching, thin film deposition, TEM, multifunctional scanning probe station, modular XRD, etc.
Gertrude E. & John M. Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering

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SCPI

The Center was designed to give industry and entrepreneurs access to the University's state-of-the-art product development technology through the consulting services of our talented students, world-class faculty and dedicated technical staff members. While students receive hands-on experience that spans all phases of product development, clients connect with a high quality, one-stop job shop that provides efficient turnaround. The Swanson Center of Product Innovation is a full service product realization and fabrication facility located in G15 BEH within the Swanson School of Engineering. The facility has a full complement of both traditional machining technologies as well as state of the art additive manufacturing and reverse engineering tools to enable concept through production prototype validation of components and systems. A major educational feature of the center is a series of courses in product realization and entrepreneurship. These courses are offered at the senior level undergraduate or first level graduate engineering and science majors. These courses are offered as technical electives and are multidisciplinary in nature. ​
Swanson Center for Product Innovation

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