2/7/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

PADT Joins ASU's Postprocessing Advancement Project

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$800,000 in matching funds have been awarded to ASU, PADT and other partners for the advancement of 3D printing postprocessing techniques.

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Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT) has joined with Arizona State University (ASU) in a directed project opportunity to advance postprocessing techniques used in additive manufacturing (AM). The project is being funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Technology Division and driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM).

ASU was one of two awardees that received a combined $1.6 million with at least $800,000 in matching funds from the awarded project teams for total funding worth around $2.4 million. ASU will lead the federally funded research project. PADT, Quintus Technologies and Phoenix Heat Treating have joined to support the project and the advancement of 3D printing innovation and adoption.

The goal of this research is to yield essential gains in process control, certified processes and the qualification of materials and parts to drive postprocessing costs down and make 3D printing more accessible. PADT will be responsible for providing geometry scanning capabilities, as well as technical expertise in 3D printing postprocessing techniques.

“Our ongoing partnership with ASU has allowed us to perform critical research into the advancement of 3D printing,” says Rey Chu, principal and co-founder, PADT. “We are honored to be involved with this project and look forward to applying our many years of technical expertise in 3D printing postprocessing.”

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