Students at Syracuse University have partnered up with GE to create a new multi-metal DMLM 3D printing method. The group of aerospace and mechanical engineering seniors was led by Joseph Vinciquerra, an alumnus and current principal engineer for additive materials at GE Global Research.
The project allowed the students to create a sub-component for a DMLM 3D printing machine that would affect the way the powder deposition system works. While typical DMLM printers rely on lasers, GE pushed the students to focus on the powder deposition system to see if they could develop a method for multi-material printing.
Of course, the students were successful, creating a method that allows multiple forms of metal powder within the same layer of print.
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