Additive Manufacturing Center (AMC)

AMC Equipment
Equipment used in the Additive Manufacturing Center.

The Additive Manufacturing Center (AMC) is the research laboratory and production facility for additive manufacturing at JPL.  It provides services in metal and polymer additive manufacturing (AM) for the Lab using Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF), Direct Energy Deposition (DED), and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technologies.  The AMC focuses on early stage research and prototyping aimed at infusing new technologies for various missions and projects, and manufacturing space flight hardware and mechanical ground support equipment (MGSE) for NASA/JPL missions.  It is one of the premier facilities in the country for work in the development of multifunctional graded materials (AKA gradient alloys), multifunctional structures for extreme environments, two-phase heat exchangers, 3D printed compliant mechanisms, lattice structures, topology optimization, and Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM).  Research in the center focuses on developing new alloys, optimizing process parameters of metal 3D printers, and evaluating and collaborating with suppliers that provide additive manufacturing services. 



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