Timothy W. Simpson Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing

Timothy W. Simpson

Timothy W. Simpson Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing


Basics

AM Enables Manufacturing for Design, Not the Other Way Around

Additive manufacturing allows us to make any shape we want, without having to adapt the design for the manufacturing process.

Metal AM

Lightweighting with Lattices

Building components as a network of unit cells may improve material utilization and performance. 

Prototyping

Benefits of Additive Manufacturing in Functional Prototyping

Additive manufacturing enables companies to build functional prototypes faster, allowing for more iterations and better designs. 

Aerospace

Are AM Parts as Strong as Those Made Conventionally?

An additively manufactured flight-critical helicopter part indicates that they are.

Metal AM

Removing Metal Supports from AM Parts

What is the best way to remove metal support structures from AM parts?

Postprocessing

Will My AM Part Explode?

Will my additive manufactured part explode? Not if you’re careful. Postprocessing parts built from metallic powder requires extra precautions.

Basics

Easing into AM

A layered approach to learning the technology behind additive manufacturing (AM) will help lessen the headaches.

Basics

Where Do I Start with Additive Manufacturing?

Here are a few basic questions to ask yourself before diving in.

Basics

Wanted: Flexible Shops and Open-Minded Pros

AM is more complicated than the hype implies. It needs creative people to advance its adoption in this industry.