Metal Additive Manufacturing Lab (MAML):
MAML is located in Sukup Hall on central Campus. The primary instrument, ProX 300 (from 3D Systems) is strategically placed in the metals manufacturing lab to be embedded with both cutting edge research and next gen educational activities at ISU. The ProX 300 with its 12"x10"x10" build envelop is capable of printing simple parts like jigs, fixtures, and complex parts like custom nozzles and multiple part injection mold tooling with conformal cooling channels. With past projects printed on the machine, Iowa companies have reported significant reductions in developmental cycle times. The system uses 17-4 stainless steel powder to print parts.
PolyCY- Polymer Analysis Lab:
The PolyCY Lab is collection of labs located in Sweeney Hall on central campus. The lab has the full gamut of polymer analysis equipment and has assisted Iowa companies in the past with projects focusing on product verification, failure analysis, performance evaluation and material selection for product design. The Lab is set up such that it can respond fast to industry needs and can perform analysis on all types of materials ranging from chemicals, monomers, adhesives, rubbers, plastics and composite materials including thermoplastic and epoxy based materials. Some of the past projects with PolyCY have helped Iowa companies in retaining sales and invest in equipment for their new product or to improve their processes.