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Additive Manufacturing Partnership Labs

Collaborative Sites and Infrastructure Development
  • Talent Development, Attraction, and Retention
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Began reporting FY18Q3; Project completed FY22Q2

Localities: Counties of Bedford and Campbell

Additive Manufacturing Partnership Labs (AMPL)
 was a collaborative effort between Liberty University (LU), The Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER), Central Virginia Community College (CVCC), the XLR8 STEM Academy, local partners BWX Technologies, FarField NDT, and Bedford County to support the collective goal of building the Additive Manufacturing (AM) base and educating the AM workforce. GO Virginia funding purchased the AM equipment needed to establish the lab. LU outfitted the AM laboratory with: two Markforged Metal X 3D Printers, one Markforged X7 3D Printer, one Geomagic Capture Scanner, and smaller 3D printers in support of the STEM Academy. The 2,400 square-foot facility includes several AM systems capable of full consolidation of nylon, carbon fiber, polymeric, metallic, and ceramic material systems, as well as a prototyping laboratory with a host of characterization techniques.

For more information, please email Rich Diddams.