Large-scale Bio-based Additive Manufacturing

ASCC researchers awarded Best Paper for work on 3D printed highway culverts by the Society of Plastics Engineers

Dr. Sunil Bhandari Bhan, Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido, James Anderson, and Alexander Mann have been awarded Best Paper at ANTEC21 by the Society of Plastics Engineers Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Chapter. Their paper,  “Large-Scale Extrusion-Based 3D Printing for Highway Culvert Rehabilitation” explores the use of large-scale 3D printed thermoplastic polymer composite materials in place of fiberglass reinforced thermosetting […]

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Research Team from Oak Ridge National Lab and the UMaine Composites Center receive award for innovation in green composites design

Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Maine received a prestigious Award for Composites Excellence for research conducted in 3D printing a sustainable biocomposite foam for use in lightweight structural applications. The award, presented to the ORNL and UMaine team by the American Composites Manufacturers Association, recognizes outstanding achievement in innovation […]

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Buzzelli’s research addressing affordable housing shortage through additive manufacturing presented to top national laboratories

Angelina Buzzelli, a University of Maine MBA student and Graduate Assistant at the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, is contributing research at the national level to address the shortage of affordable housing in the U.S. through innovative 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, technology. Buzzelli recently shared her research with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and […]

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New $20 million additive manufacturing initiative connects local economies with national lab, UMaine resources

A new research collaboration between the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will advance efforts to 3D print with wood products, creating a new market for Maine’s forest products industry. U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, Lamar Alexander and Angus King joined Daniel Simmons, assistant […]

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Article by Bhandari, Lopez-Anido Published in Progress in Additive Manufacturing Journal

An article by graduate student Sunil Bhandari and Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido has been published on the Progress in Additive Manufacturing journal’s website. The article is titled, “Finite element modeling of 3D-printed part with cellular internal structure using homogenized properties.” According to the article’s findings, “The outlined procedure [in this article] would enable faster iterative design of 3D-printed […]

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