CAAAM Receives $10 Million in Funding

Saket Thapliyal and Jessica Reeder
Saket Thapliyal, a second-year Ph.D. student, and Jessica Reeder, a senior studying materials science and engineering, work at one of CAAAM's 3D printers.

With the $10 million it was recently awarded by the 86th Texas Legislature, UNT's Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing intends to transform manufacturing technologies to better develop complex 3D objects. That will create viable market-based solutions impacting everything from operating rooms to oil fields -- almost every industry -- all while producing practically zero waste and saving costs that give Texas' companies an advantage. UNT launched the center in 2018 under the umbrella of the existing Materials Research Facility, which is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and Innovation and the College of Engineering, for the dual purpose of research and providing students with hands-on education opportunities in this growing area.

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