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Science of Heterogenous Additive Printing of 3D Materials (SHAP3D)

Georgia Institute of Technology

University of Connecticut

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Last Reviewed: 01/16/2020

Center Mission and Rationale

The mission of the SHAP3D Center is to perform pre-competitive research providing the fundamental knowledge for additively printed heterogeneous products that integrate multiple engineering materials with complex 3D structures and diverse functionality. SHAP3D will develop the critical and necessary insight into the fundamental structure-processing-property relationships to predict and control the integration of diverse materials for 3D printing. 

The vision is to provide industrial participants with new, validated materials with tunable properties and superior functionality for integration in real-world, heterogeneous designs.

Facilities and Laboratory

Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (ETIC) - UML

Institute of Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) - GT

Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center (AMIC) - UCONN

Proof-of-Concept Center (POCC) at UCONN Tech Park

Material Characterization Laboratory - UML

Advance Composite Materials and Textiles Research Laboratory - UML

Nanomanufacturing Center - UML


University of Massachusetts Lowell

One University Avenue

Lowell, Massachusetts, 01854

United States

University of Connecticut

97 North Eagleville Road
Unit 3136

Storrs, Connecticut, 06269

United States


Georgia Institute of Technology

801 Ferst Drive

Atlanta, Georgia, 30332

United States